WOMEN'S MEDIA GROUP
Supported by WAYout Arts
New centre opened in Bo District in January 2021
30 new women and girls trained in media production and are making a film about the impact of Corona Virus on women's lives.
WHO WE ARE
The Women's Media Group began when a group of 30 women and girls from the provinces of Sierra Leone, who were victims of domestic abuse, took back control of their own lives. They trained in media production and now make films about rape, gender issues, sexual health, FGM and women's rights.
It began when WAYout filmmaker Susan Kargbo made a film about domestic abuse in their village near Bo. The women and girls in the film asked Susan to train them to make their own films and six months later workshops began. The group believes that women should have autonomy, health, dignity and safety and that local audiences relate more to films with a local voice. The films were so successful, playing to packed audiences, the Women's Media Group was set up by WAYout to continue the work, create jobs and make films for a national and international audience.
Giving skills to women
Learning women's rights
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
The Women's Media Group makes films that bring change. Made with a local voice, the dramas entertain and raise awareness without people realising they are learning. Screened to local villages and to packed audiences our films have huge impact.