Monday April 22, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Thanks to the support of Dean Uvin and Professor Dyan Mazurana, the INCR Club and the Fletcher Gender Initiative are happy to invite you to a free screening in ASEAN. Take a break and enjoy this wonderful documentary that everybody is talking about...
Girl Rising is a feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Journeying around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit, Girl Rising demonstrates the power of education to change a girl and the world. Each girl’s story is written by a renowned writer from her native country. These stories are narrated by celebrated actresses: Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington. Girl Rising also features Freida Pinto and Liam Neeson.
Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet, when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Removing barriers to girls’ education – such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, school fees – means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for all.
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