To mark International Women’s Day, the Embassy of France partners with the Institut français du Nigéria and Girls Voices Initiative for a special screening event, on March 10th.

We will screen short films produced by female university undergraduates from Kano and Abuja:

UWANI, a movie by the Bayero University Kano cohort (12 min)
Synopsys: A 9 year old girl hawking on the streets of Kano, struggles to get an education. But ends up saving her community from bandits instead.

IT’S A GIRL, a movie by the University of Abuja cohort (16 min)
Synopsys: An 11 year old old genius is pulled out of school and married off to her father’s friend. Natural disasters make her father understand the gravity of his mistake.

A GIRL AGAINST THE WORLD, a documentary by the Bayero University Kano cohort (18 min)
Synopsys: A real-lived experience of sexual violence is recounted and inspires conversations from some expert voices.

These shorts are the fruit of the Girl Nation Project, implemented by Girls Voices Initiative in 2019-2020 and supported by the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

The event will also feature a presentation by representatives of the 150 beneficiaries of the project, from Kano and Abuja. The female filmmakers will share their experiences and visions of the films screened and discuss them with the audience.

Tuesday 10th of March, at 6 PM – Free admission
Institut français du Nigéria – 52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja


About Girl Nation Project
Launched in July 2019, with the support of the Embassy of France in Nigéria, the Girl Nation project sought to train 150 young women in the art of filmmaking and facilitating the young women to use their film production skills to tell compelling stories or produce engaging shows that drive deep conversations with an extended goal to mobilize community action towards the protection of adolescent girls’ and women’s rights.


About Girl Voices Initiatives
Girls Voices Initiative was established in 2013 to promote a girls’ rights movement through digital literacy and citizen journalism, so girls and women can tell their stories to advocate for a better and fairer future. The organisation offers training in filmmaking and citizen journalism to drive conversations about girls’ rights. Using the power of digital storytelling to mobilise communities, Girls Voices Initiative wants to help girls pursue their education and become leaders in society. Girls Voices teaches girls and women about their rights and their welfare and sets them on course to be able to advocate for themselves using technology and digital media.