We live in an era where women are still oppressed and still fighting for basic rights. Education is one of the biggest issues women and girls face around the world.
They want to go to schools, a real school. REAL. In some countries women are banned from going to school and they are forced to start up a little learning center in the basement of their homes, with several girls cramped in, just to spend a few hours a day learning.
All those girls, every little one wants an education. They believe in the power of unlocking their potential, talent, passion and intelligence thru learning. They all want to become something in life and want to do for their children and families, what they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
It is sad that girls are least preferred, and that boys are the only ones allowed to grow. When both are equal, in every way. Some families are an exception, where they value learning and prize their girls, and think that the value of an educated daughter is priceless. But not all girls are blessed in this way.
7pm this Saturday @ the Archive in Safa Park, International Women’s Day will be celebrated and in honour of that, there will be a screening of Girl Rising.
A film about how educating girls can change the world, and how investing in girls is not just right, it’s smart. When you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. The film is a ground-breaking movement that breaks barriers women face and supports the right for their education.
(Girl Rising Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsvklXhYaE&hd=1)
As the UN foundation rightly says, 1 girl + education = a brighter future. Why? Because educating women, means a stronger economy, prevention against HIV, aids and other diseases, higher rates of employment and better incomes, delay in early marriages, lower maternity and child moralities and best of all stronger families, communities and cities.
Empower girls of all ages to strive and to succeed, because with them we are stronger than ever. Definitely check out the screening this weekend, looking forward to seeing you all there.