1 in 3 girls and women worldwide experience gender-based violence.
They deserve to feel free, too. Help us bring sport to those who need it most.
Darcy Turenne and Good Bad Habits collaborated on a short film called Feel Free for Women Win- a far reaching organization that works in remote parts of the world to empower women using sports.
There are more than 513 million girls ages 10-19 live in, or come from, less developed countries. They are facing the life-changing realities of early marriage, premature pregnancy, and other forms of gender-based violence. Half of all sexual assaults happen to girls under 15 years old. Girls and young women need leadership skills, social support, access to key services and opportunities to build real and metaphorical muscles to deal with the challenges they face.
When girls participate in sport, they challenge the core of gender violence - inequity, power and cultural practices and beliefs. Sport lends girls an opportunity build key skills and competencies, such as self esteem and resiliency, that are vital to dealing with threats of violence, accessing services and recovery. Furthermore, it is an effective hook to gain the attention of the community and create structural change on attitudes, about violence and more broadly about gender roles.
Women Win supports the playing field that empowers girls through sport and play. We strengthen organizations ability to run quality programming, through direct grants, open source tools and a suite of services. We measure impact on changes in girls behavior, attitudes and knowledge related to violence, sexual health and reproductive rights and economic empowerment. Additionally, we evaluate the impact on their communities and the organizations that serve them.
- Global Giving
Animation Director: Kunal Sen
Animation Production: Good Bad Habits Inc.
Directed by Darcy Turenne
Voice: Alicia Taylor
Project Leader: Sarah Murray
Indian girl on a bicycle
Darcy Turenne is an award-winning director from Vancouver, Canada.
While completing an MA in Intercultural Communications at Royal Roads University, Darcy purchased a video camera and quickly found her passion for storytelling and visual arts.
Since then, Darcy has written and directed short films, commercials, and music videos for clients ranging from Coca Cola to Patagonia to Jive Records. Her first feature film — an environmental snowboard documentary featuring David Suzuki called "The Little Things" — won a host of awards including the Best Environmental Film at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest, the prestigious “Cold Smoke Award”, and was picked up for the Banff World Tour. Her latest film, "Jackieland", was accepted to the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and her latest commercial for UBC Studios recently won a Platinum Hermes Creative award.
Her filming has brought her to Mongolia, India, Bolivia, Indonesia, Rwanda, The Republic of Georgia, Austria, Italy, Nicaragua, Kenya, Cambodia, Turkey, and Qatar and many other exotic locals — both near and far. Known internationally from her past career as a professional mountain biker, she has been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide, including Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal.