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Spotlight on Girls Television & New Media Productions uses broadband distance learning technology to link television crews of American girls with young women around the globe. International partnerships, 1) inform TV crews’ coverage of global girls’ and women’s issues, and 2) spearhead the implementation of collaborative advocacy and media projects in our Diaspora partners’ nations of origin.

Spotlight on Girls Cross-cultural Diaspora Alliance

African Heritage Subgroup – Liberia Brief

OVERVIEW: Women United in Healing Project

1. Enhance the quality of life and opportunities for self-fulfillment among:
•    Liberian girls and women in Liberia
•    Liberian girls and women in Diaspora in the US
•    African American girls and women in Diaspora in the US
2. Inform and build healing bridges between Liberian and African American women.


1.    Enhance self-efficacy, mental and emotional wellness in the  aforementioned groups as critical success

factors underlying:
•    girls’ academic achievement
•    women’s financial independence
•    peacebuilding
2.    Produce a documentary film that chronicles the stories of girls and women involved in the

implementation of Diaspora Alliance work in Liberia to facilitate best practice sharing.


1.    Recruit, train and deploy (from the US) teams of women of color mental health professionals to work in

rotations alongside related NGOs in Liberia.
2.    Ground and sustain Diaspora Alliance work in Liberia through:
•    building local capacity
•    girls and women’s media making on-site
•    regular radio broadcasts
•    cellular phone technology programming
•    television

3.     Support Diaspora Alliance work through networks of Liberian and  African American women in

•    Expatriate social networks, (including electronic networks)

•    University campus women’s groups in cities targeted due to the presence of  large Liberian expatriate

•    University faculty, e.g. African and African American Studies, Women’s Studies


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