Connecther Presents:

GITW Malala Message of Hope Film Gallery

DEADLINE- February 18 at 11:59 pm (this is only for the 30 to 60 second Message of Hope for Malala films, all other films must be in by January 13. Please see guidelines.

Please VOTE for your favorite Message of Hope for Malala videos by "liking" and "tweeting" the most inspirational ones below.

As a powerful advocate for girls' education around the world, Malala Yousafzai is an inspiration to us all. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot the 15-year-old girl from Pakistan because of her beliefs in equity and justice for all. Men, women and girls in Pakistan and all over the world have since rallied around Malala. As she recovers, Malala continues to remind us why education is a fundamental right that boys and girls both deserve.

What you can do: Show your support for Malala and the 32 million girls like her who are denied the right to an education. People around the world are taking action, and you can too: record a video message of hope to Malala! Keep your message between 30-60 seconds long and be creative! The key is to use your imagination, have fun, and speak from your heart.

The Girl Up & Girls Impact the World (GITW) team will deliver your messages directly to Malala. Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.

You will also have the chance to win prizes including:
  • Having your video shown during the GITW Awards Ceremony at Harvard on April 2, 2017.
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 - software valued at $1899.00
  • A live Skype chat for you and five of your friends with Zainab Salbi, GITW Film Festival Judge and Founder and Former CEO of Women for Women

Enter Your Message of Hope to Malala Here

From Inspiration to Action Sherry Zhou, Jacquelyn Nicole Alanko, George Washington University

A group of young women leaders at the George Washington University (Washington, DC) were inspired by Malala Yousafzai's story of hope and courage for standing up for girls' education. With the help of the Women's Leadership Program, they held a fundraiser in her honor, with the money going to Room t



Hope for Malala Form 4s of Daraja Academy, Daraja Academy of Kenya

Daraja's Form 4s created this song for Malala when they first learned of her experience. Then, the entire school - 104 girls - posed for this background image with a big sign they created, which reads "Get Well Soon Malala!"




A Good Reason to Wear Makeup Dan Brown, University of Windsor

Women aren't the only ones who benefit from investment in girls.



Thank You Malala Selamawit Asmerom, Lehman College

Your age was just a number, your sex was just a gender, but your courage made you a leader.




A Message of Hope from a Story of Inspiration Munira Khalif, Muna Khalif , Moundspark Academy

Rising from the 32 million girls around the world who are denied the fundamental human right of education, Malala Yousafzai becomes a voice for those who have been silenced. She dares to do the impossible, she dares to speak of the injustice that has been committed against her and millions of girls



Message of Hope for Malala- 15 Years Old Beatrice Rabelo Rolim, Fernanda Ricardo Braga, Luisa Montiel Hiraki, Colegio SIdarta

It is a short video for Message of Hope for Malala which we thank her for inspiring us and making us have the courage of doing what we want: have fun, fight, study, dance, sing, scream, jump, love and make a change. SONG: INSPIRATION- NICK URATA for the movie sparks. ALL THE COPYRIGHTS OF THE SONG