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Women and Girls Lead

November 14, 2014

As part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign, KCTS 9 highlights local organizations offering services to empower women and girls.

Women and Girls Lead is a multiyear public media initiative to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls.

Combining independent documentary film, television, new media, and global outreach partnerships, Women and Girls Lead amplifies the voices of women and girls acting as leaders, expands understanding of gender equity, and engages an international network of citizens and organizations to act locally and reach out globally.

As part of the Women and Girls Lead campaign, KCTS 9 highlights local organizations offering services to empower women and girls.

Watch featured videos from the Women and Girls Lead campaign:

Apprenticeships and Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Jubilee Women's Center

826 Seattle

The BABES Network  YWCA

Watch more videos from Women and Girls Lead 

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Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.

Local Resources

From job skills training, to living with HIV, to help for homeless youths, the Seattle area offers many resources to women and girls. See the full list.

  • Washington Women’s Employment and Education
    WWEE provides job-readiness and computer skills training along with housing and support services to low-income residents of Pierce and King Counties in Washington State.
  • Jubilee Women’s Center
    Jubilee Women's Center has provided safe, affordable community housing in Seattle and a program that helps to support single women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures.
  • Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    WSCADV is the leading voice to end domestic violence in Washington, providing the training, technical assistance, and other resources that support the work of our member programs.
  • Planned Parenthood
    Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a not-for-profit family planning agency that provides high-quality, affordable reproductive health care for women, men, and teens.

See the full list 

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