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Transcript of Girl Rising
It originally called , the 10x10 campaign, founded by the Documentary group.
Girl rising works to achieve gender equality across the world by combining the power of film and communication to create a global movement demanding equal opportunity for girls.
To be born a girl in Afghanistan is often to be ushered into a life of servitude, where girls have very little worth and very dim futures. Amina is forced to marry at 12, to bear a child though still a child herself.
Earthquake in 2010
Surviving the earthquake was a gift.
“I will come back every day until I can stay."
“He was strong but I was stronger.” A young Egyptian girl falls prey to a violent attack but, rather than become a victim, she becomes a superhero. Yasmin’s is the story of the triumph of imagination over a reality too painful to bear.
“Change is like a song you can’t hold back.” Though her brothers go to school, Suma is forced into bonded labor at age 6. The Nepali girl endures years of sorrow by writing beautiful music and gets a glimpse of freedom when she learns to read. Now, she uses her education in a fight to free other girls.
"Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to respect the other, and because they spend from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard."
Husbands are asked to be kind to their wives and wives are asked to be kind to their husbands. This said, the Quran also permits men to lightly tap or push and even beat her.
In March, the NCW approved an UN international agreement on women rights.
However, the charter sparked controversy in Egypt when the Muslim Brotherhood claimed it did not conform to Islamic law and eradicated Islamic morals and family values.
According to Census of India 2011, literacy rate of females is 65.46% compared to males which is 82.14%.
A chief barrier for female education in are inadequate school facilities , shortage of female teachers
Gender bias in curriculum (majority of the female characters being depicted as weak and helpless vs. strong, adventurous, and intelligent men with high prestige jobs
The tradition of early marriage in rural areas hindered girls’ schooling and resulted in high drop out rates
Educating girls will reduce;
HIV infection rates
change the conditions that lead to terrorism
What is Girl Rising?
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education.
We use the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies.
Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.
Our mission is to change the way the world values the girl.
Everything we do is to ensure that girls’ education is part of the mainstream conversation.
We raise awareness about the issue, inspire action and drive resources to our partners, and together we make change happen.
We do this through film and other tools, such as educational and advocacy videos, screening guides and a free standards-aligned school curriculum.
By: Millicent Soto
"A Leader leads to help create other Leaders"
Inspire others by not viewing themselves as victims
Transformational leaders- genuine stories promoting transformation not only for themselves but for women all around the world
Girls have positive/ optimistic natural instincts
The organization has created leaders and activist through an enriching mission, promoting growth for both leaders and followers.
The girls understand the roles they play as women and leaders of the equality movement.
They challenge people to reflect on social, economical, and cultural barriers pertaining to leadership.