Girl Effect: Innovation for Scale Workshop

Using Technology to Transform the Lives of Girls

Thursday, 8th December 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm

We are excited to come together and co-design a future where girls are visible, valued, connected and vocal, using technology to transform their lives. Below is a selection of short films to whet your appetite in advance of the event.

The clock is ticking

'The clock is ticking' aired at World Economic Forum in Davos in 2009. It challenged world leaders to think differently about girls and put girls firmly on the global agenda. 


Invisible barriers

'Invisible barriers' explains how Girl Effect's locally rooted media brands and technology platforms are breaking the negative cultural and social norms that hold back so many girls from reaching their full potential.

TEGA (Technology Enabled Girl Ambassador)

TEGA is a girl-operated mobile-enabled research tool which delivers authentic, rapid insight into girls' lives.

GEM (Girl Effect Mobile)

GEM (Girl Effect Mobile) is a global digital platform connecting girls in a virtual space designed for their needs. It is live and free to access in 54 countries and 26 languages, visited by 14.5 million unique users in 2 years. It enables girls to reach informative and inspiring content that they cannot access elsewhere. This is what GEM looks like:

Our target audience and their media habits

We asked boys and girls in Kano, New Delhi and Jakarta about their relationship with media and technology. Here is what they had to say.