Melissa Berton -- "Period. End of Sentence."
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
Melissa Berton is the Academy Award winning producer for Best Documentary Short for "Period. End of Sentence." and CEO of The Pad Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the principle that “a period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.” Berton is the recipient of the of the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Global Women’s Rights Award and works as a English teacher in Los Angeles. "Period. End of Sentence." is available on Netflix. Find out more at https://www.thepadproject.org/ .