In developing countries around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. And yet research shows, when you educate a girl you can break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. An educated female population has also been shown to reduce conflict and increase health and prosperity in the community.
„Girl Rising“ is a ground-breaking feature film, narrated by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys and others, that tell the stories of nine incredible girls. It journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. „Girl Rising“ is neither documentary nor fiction. Rather, it is an effort to take the stories of real girls—and the barriers they face to achieving their dreams— and present them in a way that is both moving and personal. The stories are meant to bridge the gap between us and them, and the film seeks to demonstrate another fundamental truth: that everywhere in the world, what young girls want is the same as what most of us want, a chance to be young and a chance to learn.
Join Eastern Europe Studies Centre (Poškos str. 59, Vilnius) on October 18, 3:00 – 5:00 to watch the screening of “Girl Rising” and find out how educating girls can change the world – and learn how you can make a difference. The movie will be shown in English.
If you haven’t seen “Girl Rising”, take a minute to watch the trailer and be inspired!
Please register to the movie screning by filling in the registratin form below. Thank you!