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  • July 29, 2014
Women and Girls Lead

Women and Girls Lead is a multi-year public media initiative designed to focus, educate and connect women, girls and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. The initiative includes films, on-air series, community discussions and other activities. Complementing Women and Girls Lead is a five-part documentary television series Women, War & Peace, which examines the changing role of women in conflict zones in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Colombia and Liberia. The Nine Network’s Community Cinema Series, presented in partnership with the Missouri History Museum, provides a platform for the powerful independent films that are part of these initiatives.

Click on the images below to learn more about the films and video. Learn more about the initiative at WomenAndGirlsLead.org.

Women and Girls Lead Video
    Personal Stories - Nine Community Cinema - Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

    Personal Stories – Nine Community Cinema – Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock

    On January 12, 2012, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock," at the Missouri History Museum. As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to... Continue →
    Personal Stories - Nine Community Cinema - Âs Nutayuneân: We Still Live Here

    Personal Stories – Nine Community Cinema – Âs Nutayuneân: We Still Live Here

    On November 3, 2011, Nine Community Cinema in St. Louis Missouri held a public screening of "Âs Nutayuneân: We Still Live Here," at the Missouri History Museum. Âs Nutayuneân tells a story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts. Their ancestors ensured the survival... Continue →
    I Came to Testify - Now Streaming

    I Came to Testify – Now Streaming

    Now Available to Stream! It’s the story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca took the witness stand in an international court of law. As a result of their courage,... Continue →
    Women, War and Peace

    Women, War and Peace

    Living St. Louis
    Renowned journalists Andre Lambertson and Anna Badkhen visited local classrooms to share their stories of reporting from conflicts all over the world with students. Saint Louis is also home to its' own stories of post-war triumph, as Jasminka Grubor, a Bosnian woman working... Continue →
    Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Women, War and Peace

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell: Women, War and Peace

    Tuesday, Oct. 18 on Nine PBS at 10:00 p.m. Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable... Continue →
    I Came to Testify: Women, War & Peace

    I Came to Testify: Women, War & Peace

    The story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca took the witness stand in an international court of law. As a result of their courage, new international laws were created... Continue →
    Peace Unveiled: Women, War & Peace

    Peace Unveiled: Women, War & Peace

    Introducing Women, War & Peace Episode 3: Peace Unveiled Premieres on Nine PBS at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25 Watch the full episode. See more Women War and Peace.   When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that... Continue →
    The War We Are Living: Women, War & Peace

    The War We Are Living: Women, War & Peace

    In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands.