Young girls face many more barriers to education than boys face, especially young girls living on poverty. But when you educate a girl you can break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. In fact, research shows that educating girls gives the highest ROI in breaking poverty cycles in the developing world. Positive outcomes include: rising GDP, improved health, and less sexual violence and traffic, among other things.
One organization is working hard to spread the word about the importance of educating girls: 10X10. 10X10 is a “campaign to reach global audiences and inspire individuals to take action for girls.” 10X10 includes the film, “Girl Rising” and a social action campaign; the campaigns singular message is “educate girls, change the world.”
MOMentumNation is proud to be hosting a screening of “Girls Rising.” Liz Lange, fashion designer and entrepreneur, will also be there to co-host the event with MOMentumNation president, Holly Pavlika, and make opening remarks.
Academy Award nominated Richard Robbins directed the film, which profiles the stories of nine girls and includes narrations from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, and more. You can check out the moving trailer for the film here or watch it below.
Girls Rising will be released on March 7, on the eve of International Women’s Day. The MOMentumNation screening will take place on March 11, at 5 pm at the Union Square Statium 14 theater. We’d love it if you would join is to see this important film. Feel free to invite your friends and family!
Tickets for the film are $10 and are available here, a large portion of which goes toward the 10X10 campaign.
See you at the theater!