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Kristen Ali Eglinton, PhD, is Co-founder and Executive Director of Footage Foundation, a US-based NGO that creates impactful, sustainable programs using local technology and expressive multimedia tools (such as mobile digital storytelling) to bring the underrepresented voices of young people into conversations on the world’s most challenging issues. Since 2014, Footage Foundation’s Girl-talk-Girl program has positively impacted the lives of more than 80 young women across three countries, of which 10 young women have now been trained and employed as Mobile Digital Storytelling Leaders, using a peer-to-peer model. More than 60 stories have been produced, an open-source toolkit designed for NGOs to facilitate dialogue was developed in collaboration with young women, and training guides and curriculum materials have been created to scale the program globally. The program is expanding through a US Embassy in Santiago public diplomacy award to Chile this month.

Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine Advocacy Gender Human Rights NGOs Psychology & Development Women in Development 

Conflict to Connection: Displaced Women, Gender-Based Violence, and Human Rights in Ukraine

Today, Human Rights Day, rounds out the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Though there are a myriad of complex human needs we might focus on today. One thing is certain: Human Rights are under attack, and women and girls bear a major brunt of it. Displaced women and girls are part of the 65-plus million displaced persons...