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Daya Trust to host Girl Rising

Daya Trust to host Girl Rising

International Day of the Girl Event in Auckland

Friday 11 October is International Day of the Girl. To celebrate, Girl Rising is supporting thousands of events around the world that will shine the spotlight on the transformative power of girls’ education.

Daya Trust is bringing a global movement to educate girls and change the world home to Auckland. This International Day of the Girl Screening of Girl Rising is a fundraiser to support Daya Trust’s work educating marginalized girls in India. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. It is also a movement dedicated to empowering and achieving educational equity for girls around the world.

This International Day of the Girl celebration will bring the community together to raise global visibility about the importance of educating girls. The screenings around the world have the goal of capturing the attention of global policy leaders and inspiring them to include girls’ education on the post­2015 United Nations agenda, an important step for achieving educational equality for girls.


Daya Trust believes in the power of education to change not only a girl, but the world,” said Rochelle Stewart-Allen, founder of Daya Trust. “By hosting an International Day of the Girl event in Auckland, we are demonstrating our commitment to breaking down the barriers that prevent girls around the world from going to school ­ barriers like child marriage, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination. We are proud to be part of this growing movement, raising visibility in Auckland alongside thousands of other events worldwide.”

Girl Rising will screening on Monday 14 October, 2013, 7.30pm at The Vic, Devonport, Auckland. Tickets can be purchased online here: http://www.thevic.co.nz/movies/8091.php

ABOUT GIRL RISING

Girl Rising was directed by Academy Award­nominee Richard E. Robbins and is narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington. The film premiered in the United States on 7 March 2013, the eve of International Women’s Day, and has since been screened by millions in cinemas, campuses, corporate boardrooms and private homes worldwide.

“It's a powerful film that has the potential to inspire change in the world. If you're not moved, you're not breathing,” said Alicia Keys.

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