July 9, 2013
“Girl Rising” Google+ Hangout: The movie is just the beginning
“Girl Rising” senior producer Martha Adams and World Vision experts participated in a Google+ Hangout to discuss the documentary film and issues such as gender, education, and child protection.
Watch our Google+ Hangout with Martha Adams, senior producer for the documentary film Girl Rising, and World Vision experts on gender and girls, education, and child protection issues.
This Hangout took place on July 9, at 1:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 a.m. PST.
About Girl Rising
A groundbreaking film directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries. The film showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.
Ways to get involved
- Join World Vision's Advocacy Network to for updates on advocacy issues, and opportunities for action.
- Learn more about our Strong Women, Strong World campaign.
- Learn more about World Vision's Beyond 5 campaign to end preventable child deaths.
- Learn more about our partnership with 10x10 and Girl Rising.
- Learn how you can bring Girl Rising to your city.
More about the special guests
Martha Adams, senior producer on the film, is an award-winning documentary producer who has tackled a wide variety of real-life stories, be it fighting on the front lines in Iraq or trafficking along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Audiences can enjoy her work in more than 160 countries around the world on networks such as the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and NHK Japan.
She has lived in Ethiopia and worked as a development officer with Agros International in support of private land reform in Central America, as well as a nurse educator and entrepreneur prior to coming to World Vision. Cindy believes it is critical to recognize women and girls as important partners in development.
Jesse Eaves is World Vision’s senior policy adviser for child protection. He works with World Vision offices globally to address issues including child soldiers, exploitative child labor, child trafficking, and child sexual exploitation.
Through his advocacy efforts, Eaves works to educate and empower Americans to take a stand for child protection and ensure that U.S. policymakers know how they can help to protect vulnerable children around the world.
Lisa Bos is World Vision’s policy adviser for health, education, water, sanitation, and hygiene — issues that often disproportionately affect women and girls. She serves as the point person on these issues for World Vision’s advocacy and education efforts with Congress and the administration, and she works to engage World Vision’s advocates.
Having spent more than 17 years working in Washington, D.C., Lisa is a firm believer that the voice of regular people can influence Congress more than money and power.
The conversation will be hosted by World Vision’s Holly Frew. Holly is part of our media relations team and manages World Vision’s partnership with the Girl Rising campaign.