The Girl Up Club celebrated first International Day of the Girl

October 12, 2012

During the evening event, girls watched video clips and a sneak peek of an upcoming documentary, “Girl Rising.” The documentary, produced by 10x10 and scheduled for release in the spring, tells the stories of ten girls from ten different countries and the challenges they face in order to access education and improve their lives.

Students discussed the recent shooting of Malala Yousufzai, the 14-year-old girl from Pakistan who remains hospitalized after being shot by Taliban members for campaigning for girls’ rights to education. Finally, students created pictures of themselves for Animoto slideshows, entitled “Girls + Education =” and “Every Girl Should Have the Right To…

To find out more about Girl Up, 10x10, “Girl Rising,” and International Day of the Girl, please visit www.girlup.org and www.10x10act.org.

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