Congratulations to the amazing team that brought this film to the world! The winner of the 2020 Prix Jeunesse Gender Equity Prize goes to…“WALK ON MY OWN presents an informative and empowering documentary for all girls, particularly for those living in traditional regions. It offers an important perspective on the possibility of social change against harmful traditions and emphasizes the role of women leading it. Congratulations WALK ON MY OWN.”
Full award section starts at 56:38 and the jury comments are at 1:00:44. https://bit.ly/3hihd4G
“Gender inequality is still a major concern for children’s television…The purpose of this award is to remind us all that there still is a lot of work that needs to be done, but also to celebrate innovative programs that do make a difference like the ones we reviewed for the prize this year.”
Congratulations to our amazing filmmaker, Ndèye Fatou Fall, everyone at Tostan, the Wheeler family, composer Javier Arau; Editor Danielle Coates-Connor; Executive Producer Holly Carter and our broadcast partners at WNET – Thirteen PBS, especially Suzanne Rose and Sandra Sheppard and to PenPal Schools and Discovery Education, who connect the film and the educational material with kids around the world.