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Video Games have a Diversity Problem that Runs Deeper than Race or Gender


Through The Gender Lens: One Century of Cinema History

Media Impact Festival 2015

  The 2015 Media Impact Festival celebrated the social impact of media, and its capacity to transform society. In its second year, the festival showcased documentary films that have made a notable impact on a particular issue through powerful coverage and inspired engagement of audiences, influencers, and institutions. Our nominators chose five films to be highlighted, each of […]

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CareForce – Domestic Worker App and Public Art

Produced by Studio REV- in collaboration with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, The Domestic Worker App is a public art + know-your-rights resource accessible by any kind of cell phone. Read more


Film on Campus Rape Could Take Philanthropy Activism to a New Level

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The signs of an avalanche were stirring at last month’s Sundance Film Festival, one that could have especially strong reverberations for everyone who is concerned about promoting social change — including activists, donors, and fundraisers. That low rumble you hear comes from the premiere of The Hunting Ground, a film about sexual violence on campuses that has the potential to take activism to a new level, especially among philanthropists and lawmakers. Read more


3 Things CIR Learned from Analyzing the Impact of Rape in the Fields


The Supreme Price

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Read more

The Invisible War

Director: Kirby Dick Producer: Amy Ziering Website: Funding Funders: The Fledgling Fund, Women’s Donors Network, Sundance, BRITDOC, Regina Kulik Scully, Abigail Disney, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Joel and Susan Hyatt, Jim and Susan Swartz, Elizabeth Lykins, Louise Davis, Barbara Dobkin Key Funders The filmmakers cite their funders as an essential source of support for outreach leading up to Sundance. They also […]

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Women’s Rights by Country – Interactive Data

Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data The Guardian presents a snapshot of women’s rights across the globe. Read more


How Empowered Women Changed the World

Melinda Gates writes: “It’s a myth that saving lives leads to overpopulation.  Bill and I wrote about three myths that block progress for the poor in our Annual Letter. Read more


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