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The Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay


Pioneers in Skirts is a multi-award-winning documentary film about the issues that affect a woman’s pioneering ambition. Learn more about the film here.

We are making the film available for NGOs & activists around the world!

In less than a year since the film’s release, the movie has proven to engage its audience in tough conversations and encourage actionable change. This success must not only continue — it must accelerate. With projections showing that women are being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, we want the film to play a role in casting a broader scope of awareness for the need to address gender equality and human rights issues.

Is your organization actively pushing for women to be at the heart of pandemic recovery efforts? Are you promoting intergenerational dialog for advancing young people into leadership positions?

The Pioneers in Skirts Global Impact Movie Relay aims to help you use the film to engage with people from all walks of life, and re-ignite governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders to work to eliminate discrimination against women and girls and achieve equality in all areas of life.

How the relay will work

When a Global Impact Movie Relay hosting application is approved, Pioneers in Skirts will screen for FREE in a host of diverse online locations around the globe.

  1. The filmmakers will work with the Host organization to screen the film as part of an activation event (Live in Zoom or in-person).
  2. During Zoom screenings, the filmmakers will interact with viewers via the CHAT function. After the end-credits roll, the filmmakers will continue to stream via Zoom and help the Host organization galvanize their audience to take action.
  3. After in-person screenings, the filmmakers will join post-screening conversations (via Zoom or other online format) to help the Host organization galvanize their audience to take action.


How to apply

Pioneers in Skirts supports work directly related to our impact strategies. 

Screening Hosts must be part of an organization (NGO or activist group) and will be chosen based upon:

  • the need for change in their communities,
  • the inspiring work they have done in their communities,
  • the spirit with which they bring people together to solve problems.

Applicants are encouraged to review eligibility requirements and program guidelines before starting your application. 

Qualified organizations must complete the application below. 

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