COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Women’s Empowerment

Posted on September 29, 2009

Despite the spread of globalization, democracy and digital communication, many women and girls are left out of important advancements that have deep implications on their quality of life. Furthermore, women represent only 16 percent of world parliamentarians but 60-70 percent of the world’s uneducated and poor. With a unique strategy to help educate, inspire and change, COMMUNITY CLASSROOM’s International Edition: Women’s Empowerment combines award-winning documentaries and innovative partnerships with dozens of impact-oriented NGOs and hundreds of educators. 

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM's International Edition: Women's Empowerment highlights stories of women's leadership around the world and engages young people in exploring their potential to become leaders, global citizens and active participants in the global movement for women’s rights. The four documentaries featured will introduce students to: an indigenous Bolivian leader fighting for labor rights; a young Israeli-Arab karate champion with feminist ideas; three Egyptian women working for fair elections and a Kenyan leader sparking a nationwide environmental movement.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM, presented by ITVS, invites educators to build understanding and spark discussion using inspiring video modules drawn from our award-winning documentary films. Available for FREE to educators, the lesson plans and video modules encourage students to learn about and understand international struggles and take an active role in addressing local concerns. Lesson plans are directed towards grade 9 through 12 and college students. Find out more>>


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