Over 250 people attended the first screening of the newest version of Girl Rising, localized for the DRC. // Photo by Crystal Stafford, IMA World Health

“[We] have even heard reports of some girls refusing to leave the classroom just like Wadley,” Crystal Stafford, IMA World Health’s Communications Manager, shared in a recent report.

This is just one of the incredible examples of action that we’ve seen as communities in Democratic Republic of the Congo view Girl Rising for the first time. As partners of our ENGAGE project, IMA is working hard to incorporate Girl Rising within their life-saving health and educational programming. In July alone, these media tools reached 58,000 people!

We’ve known all along that there is power in storytelling and we’re proud to work alongside partners to create and distribute media that matters, inspires, and encourages people across the world to make healthy and empowering choices for themselves, their daughters and communities.

Read Crystal’s entire piece on IMA World Health’s blog and experience the power of Girl Rising stories for yourself.