New website, documentary, and other initiatives on display
Girls Thinking Global has debuted a new version of its website, to showcase GTG’s most important projects, emphasizing the organization’s GTG Collaborative as well as its first documentary, The Heart of Everything: Jungle Mamas – Changemakers in the Amazon.
The site’s extensive improvements include the option for organizations to join the GTG Collaborative, which is designed as a gathering place to share best practices, knowledge, and expertise between nonprofits working with adolescent girls and young women.
“Girls Thinking Global is driven to connect global change-makers to empower and educate adolescent girls and young women worldwide. We are pleased that the new website will make it easier for them to connect, expand their services and share their stories,” said CEO Kathy Hurley. “It is our vision is to cross-pollinate a global network of organizations serving girls and young women to leverage resources and we are very excited that our website improvements provide these collaborative tools.”
As part of its mission to share stories and inspire change, Girls Thinking Global has produced its first documentary, The Heart of Everything: Jungle Mamas – Changemakers in the Amazon. The documentary explores the “Jungle Mamas” of the Amazon rainforest, who are combining western midwifery and obstetrics with the best practices of Achuar motherhood. The English-language version is now available on the website, and Spanish-language and native Achuar-language versions will be available in coming weeks. GTG has created Conversation for a Cause events as a way to discuss their documentary (and any future films) and engaged attendees on key issues affecting adolescent girls and young women around the world.
“The documentary is a fantastic way to spread the news about work being done to help women and girls around the world. We’ve already hosted a couple of Conversations for a Cause events to engage and educate viewers about the changes we can make together to improve the lives of at-risk girls around the world.” shared GTG president Deb deVries.
Material from a press release was used in this report.
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