Global Engagement Initiative

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Key Information

With the support from USAID and other foundations and private sector contributions, Half the Sky Movement Global Engagement Initiative in India and Kenya is a transmedia development alliance seeking to promote gender equality. This cutting-edge initiative seeks to disseminate Half the Sky Movement’s messages and associated transmedia tools on a national scale, conduct targeted outreach and educational sessions at the community level, and build the capacity of in-country partners to use innovative media effectively in their efforts. More specifically, programmatic objectives include: • Improve public dialogue on key gender-related concerns at a national scale • Develop the capacity of partner NGOs to sustain Half the Sky Movement transmedia, extend learning, and inspire new and innovative uses of media and technology to achieve gender equality • Foster transformational attitudinal and behavioral changes, shifting the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of target audiences and community norms where NGOs have gender-improving interventions • Nurture policy changes by encouraging global policymakers, business leaders, and influencers to advocate for institutional changes to support gender equality.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

India, Kenya

Activity URL

Not applicable or unknown

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2014 -


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Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


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School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

  • Other community members - female
  • Other community members - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Community mobilization

Educational Technology

  • Digital learning materials/programs

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies

Social/gender norms change

  • Media campaigns

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved critical thinking

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased advocacy/civic engagement
  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms