Jenn provides photography, communications and Communication for Development services for a range of humanitarian and development clients, and leads photography and communications workshops for youth and professionals. These days, she spends much of her time with the Sport for Development organisation, Grassroot Soccer.

mHealth for Girls: “Hanging” with Choma

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by Jenn Warren

CHOMA Magazine is your best friend and big sister – inspiring, supporting and motivating you to make informed positive life choices to live healthily and HIV free [1].

Embracing technology in an effort to reach adolescent and teenage girls, CHOMA Magazine exists exclusively online and on mobile. Meaning hanging in Zulu, CHOMA focusses on young girls and women between the ages of 15 and 25 years, whether they are at school, unemployed or employed, or single, in a relationship, or married.

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Wonder City: Becoming a Female Superhero

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by Jenn Warren

While research online and mobile gaming for social change for my organisation, Grassroot Soccer, and a potential project we may do in 2016-2017, I came across this innovative game that attempts to encourage female empowerment and independence for adolescent girls ages 8-13.

Games for Change calls Wonder City “a companion to the independent documentary film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” by filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and aims to provide adolescent girls with a game in which they can become female superheroes and discover their preferred superpower and “style of power” [1].

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‘Hasta la Semana que Viene’, a participatory film to reflect on rural life and social change

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by Ana Zanotti

(shared from the ComDev forum with Ana’s permission)

Back in 2010, I gladly heard from the Argentine Film Institute that the proposal I submitted to produce a documentary tentatively called ‘Hasta la Semana que Viene’ (‘See You Next Week’) was among the projects selected for funding and later on broadcasting throughout the nationwide public TV network.

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Siyakhona: We Can Do it Ourselves

Siyakhona Africa

by Jenn Warren

Through my work with Grassroot Soccer South Africa, I learnt about this interesting citizen journalism project that took place at the GRS-managed Alexandra Football for Hope Centre around the 2010 World Cup [1]. In collaboration with Hillside Digital Trust, Siyakhona Africa was created by citizens from the Alexandra Township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, as a means to further their voices and shares important news and issues within the community.

Click through to watch a video by citizen journalist Suzan Khosa that highlights the serious issue of rape in the Alexandra Township.

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Development with Dignity

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by Jenn Warren

While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.

There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out┬áChimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.

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