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Participatory Storytelling Mitigates Impact of GBV in Kazakhstan


On the tenth anniversary of International Day of the Girl, in a world which is profoundly more precarious, Footage's work continues to support girls and women as the organisation scales up its Girl-talk-Girl program in Kazakhstan.





"Deep inside every fragile woman sits strength that will not let her break apart. Don't let your fear and your past take over. Rise above this. Not for the sake of the children. Not because of what others think. For your own sake." K's story, Girl-talk-Girl Kazakhstan, 2020


"I was offered a job. But they didn't pay me. I felt like a slave. I was threatened every day. They told me they would sell me. I wanted to end my life. I was scared and felt helpless. I asked many people to help me. One night I took a risk and escaped through the window. I ran carelessly. I felt brave and free." V's story, Girl-talk-Girl Kazakhstan, 2020


Following the success of the Girl-talk-Girl (GtG) program in Kazakhstan in 2019-20, Footage Foundation is returning to work with young women who have experienced, or are at risk of, gender based violence (GBV)*. The project, funded by the US Embassy & Consulate in Kazakhstan, allows Footage to expand on the work launched in Almaty with Kazakhstan NGO, Rodnik in 2019. It will further sustainable collaboration promoting shared values of civil and human rights, inclusion and women's empowerment and build the capacity of underserved young women in Kazakhstan.


On the tenth anniversary of International Day of the Girl, in a world which is profoundly more precarious, Footage's work continues to support girls and women denied the most basic human rights and offer healing and care from violence and displacement.