DEVELOPMENT | Girl Rising on Day of the Girl Child


Girl Rising

Every year on 11th October is International Day of the Girl Child which is meant to remind us of the most marginalised, discriminated, and abused group of humans. Just being born as a girl most developing countries means that women are born into deeply ingrained inequities and inequalities that are meant to keep them disadvantaged. We don't have to look too far to see abuses against girls; just open the newspaper or scan your twitter feed, and I'm sure you'll encounter the story of Malala.

This year, we are celebrating with the documentary film GIRL RISING by global action campaign 10x10 whose mission is to raise money to educate and empower girls through social film-making. The documentary focuses on the lives of 9 girls born in the developing world, the common battles they have to face due to their gender, and how they are rising to make sure that their lives are not a mirror image of those before them. Each story is written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actresses. A female empowerment measure at all angles.

Share with us what you do to raise girls from a state of voicelessness. We'd love to know.

Check their site for screenings near you, and hopefully, this will inspire you as much as it has us.

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  1. I am liking your posts on women issues. It is great that we are celebrating female empowerment. Thanks!