For millions of girls in the world, equal rights and opportunities are not guaranteed. The Girls Advocacy Alliance tries to change that.

In this three-part mini series the importance of lobby & advocacy is shown in three places: Ghana, Uganda and the Philippines. The three stories are about the long road to change within three specific themes: child marriages, sexual exploitation in the workplace and gender-based violence. The central question is: what led to the turning point for the social convention?

The videos were made with local film crews, whereby I directed at a distance in collaboration with production house Makmende Media.

My role

Research, casting, director (from a distance)


Ghana, Uganda, The Philippines


Year of production



Production house

Makmende Media


Girls Advocacy Alliance, Plan


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