Girl Rising : One Girl With Courage Is A Revolution

Since my early age, I like school.

I love to know new things.
The fun of gathering facts.
The excitement of new experiences.
The beauty of science and the logic of art.

Maybe, the thing I love the most is the self-assurance school has given to us -- to me at least. I feel secure, to know that I know more, to know that I can do something. I feel like I have the power within me.

Sadly, not everyone has the privileges to be able to learn something new. I know that compared to many of my friends, my education background is not a fantastic or awesome thing to share. But I still went to school while many children all around the world couldn't attend school.

Today, as we celebrate International Woman's Day, I want to tell you about GIRL RISING.

Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education. They use the power of storytelling, leveraged through partnerships, 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. Their mission is to change the way the world values the girl.

Why girls? Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive. Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.

There is no miracle here... just a girl with dreams.
Even if you send me away, I will come back everyday... until I can stay.
I will read, I will study, I will learn.
If you try to stop me, I will just try harder.
If you stop me, there will be other girls who rise up and take my place.
With stories written by 9 writers, voiced by 9 renowned actresses, Girl Rising introduces 9 unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country.

Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One Girl With Courage Is A Revolution.

For more information about how to participate or how to watch the full version of the film, visit Girl Rising Website
Girls are not the problem, they're the problem-solvers. You want to slow the spread of AIDS? Educate a girl. You want to grow the world economy? Educate a girl. -

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