#VLOG4Her Campaign Awards Ceremony - #AfricanWomen stories told online

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AHS House

325 Rivonia Blvd

Sandton, GP 2128

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"A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a billion views." - Edzai C. Zvobwo

CALL TO ACTION: Create a channel on and upload videos that share the stories of African women (even yourself). Once uploaded share with as many people as possible. The most viewed videos will receive prizes on the 24th of Novemeber 2018 in Sandton Johannesburg.

#VLOG4Her Campaign

Knowledge is both a resource and an investment, and like all other forms of wealth, it is often deferentially distributed throughout a social system. In many areas, information simply does not exist, and where it does exist, it is often sexist. Gender knowledge gaps and biases reinforce the harmful stereotypes and practices, and often misrepresent women and girls, and undercut or undervalue their contributions locally and globally. It is 2017, and we cannot tolerate leaving women and girls behind anymore.

The #VLOG4Her is a programme adapted from and contributing to the #HerStory Campaign run by Empower Women (UN Women) on

The #VLOG4Her serves a special purpose vehicle to capacitate as many individuals as possible so that the African woman’s story can be told to the world. This is a programme geared to the preservation of wisdom and perpetuation of the African woman’s legacy.

Why does closing the gender knowledge gap and Wikipedia matter?

As clearly articulated during the Empower Women Edit-a-Thons held on World Youth Day, on the 12th of August 2016, it is important that we all close the gender gap, especially on strategic information dissemination portals like Wikipedia which have an effect on how we consume and generate knowledge.

With a better understanding of the way women and girls live their lives, and the specific inequalities and injustices that hold them back every day, communities can identify the challenges and fix them. Recognizing the contribution of women through history can defy the current stereotypes about women and provide positive models for girls and the world. Gathering and analysing data makes the invisible women more visible.

Wikipedia editors have real implications on millions of users daily as it the sixth-most-visited website on the Internet and over 1,796,235 sites share links to Wikipedia pages. The emergence of interactive crowdsourced information may help in closing the knowledge gap as essential knowledge and information is now accessible to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and in all corners of the globe. The current content on the Internet is created by everyday people, for everyday people. Closing the gender gap requires first closing the data gap as a foundational step.

#VLOG4Her Campaign

Visual communication is the most effective way to communicate. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a billion views. It is necessary that African women tell their story through video and help change the world for the better. The African woman's story should be told to the world, allher struggles should come to light. Alll her successe should be celebrated, her fight for freedom ought to be supported. #VLOG4Her is one of the many initiatives out there contributing to the full emancipation of the African woman.

Cumulatively, if we all contribute to this initiative we can eventually compile what represents close to the sum of all human knowledge, women should be recognized as part of that sum.

The Education Support Forum (TEDSF), Ndiribho TV , MathsGenius Leadership Institute (MGLI), Amai Capital, Level X and a group of volunteer champions are working on enhancing and increasing online video content related to women and gender equality to raise awareness, close the gender knowledge gap, and start changing and editing the future. The initiative aligns with UN Women’s youth strategy that focuses on strengthening the leadership of young women in all spheres, economic empowerment and skills development of young women and promoting action on ending violence against young women and girls. It calls for investing in young women’s knowledge development and young women led knowledge creation.

If you believe in the notion of online and offline collaboration for the greater good and gender equality and have been impacted by an inspiring woman in your lifetime, join our campaign and make them more visible to inspire millions. Help us celebrate the #VLOG4Her campaign to close the gender knowledge gap on the 25th of November 2017. Our #VLOG4Her volunteers have already started to compile profiles of women who have made a difference in our history and this work will be highlighted on NdiribhoTV as well. Join the #VLOG4Her campaign to contribute, promote, and celebrate women of the world. Make sure you are going to be an agent of this historical change.

About the #VLOG4Her Campaign

The #VLOG4Her campaign starts NOW. Below are the steps to joining this campaign:

1. Use any device with a camera to take a video.

2. Visit and login.

3. Create a channel

4. Upload your videos

5. Share with friends and family on social media and other distribution channels.

6. Check to ssee if you have the highest views on the 25th of November 2017 and win prizes.

The #VLOG4Her awards ceremony will be held on November 25th at the African Heritage House, Rivonia, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. The campaign is expected to convene many participants to shoot and share.

The day-long event will include an opening, a #VLOGGING 101 brief tutorial, a full day of women sharing their experiences, featured speakers from our partners, breaks for coffee and networking, and a closing speech.

This campaign is the beginning of multiple planned events dedicated to this campaign all over Africa to increase the coverage of women's topics online and to encourage more women to share their stories via video. This event is supported by The Education Support Forum, Ndiribho TV, MathsGenius Leadership Institute (MGLI), Amai Capital, Level X and thousands of volunteers and initiatives from all over the world. Partner organizations and professional volunteers will provide resources, mentors, and technology to help guide newer vloggers through the process. The knowledge produced will be focusing on recognizing the contribution of female leaders and especially young women, produce videos outlining the concepts of gender equality and its champions, and offer a youth friendly content about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reserve a spot and make a difference in Africa.

What to bring:

Your device with a camera and a friend.

  • Name of a woman that inspired you and do a video about her. (It can be yourself)
On 25 November:
  • 9:00 am: Arrival
  • 9:30 am: Start of Programme
  • 5:00 pm: End of Programme
Bring in your best smile because we would like to interview you about why you support gender equality and the women you are writing about. Thank you for joining the global movement started by UN WOmen, to write an equal history. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 5 pm South African Time (GMT+2)

Address: African Heritage Society, 325 Rivonia Boulevard, Sandton, 2128

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