GIRL RISING screening

MELBOURNE

The movie tells the stories of nine girls from nine countries who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, these brave young women are able to break barriers and create change through the power of education.

Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.

Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive.

Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not.

Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all.

We are screening this film in collaboration with our partner, Konica Minolta in support of women and girls everywhere.

Through their Gender Equality Strategy, Konica Minolta are taking active steps to create an environment that eliminates all forms of discrimination and promotes diversity, inclusion and the effective participation of all employees.

This philosophy is reflected in their work with community partners, including PROJECT FUTURES; helping to combat human trafficking and other forms of exploitation against women and girls around the world.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date:          Thursday 18th May 2017

Time:          From 630pm (for a 7pm start) - 9pm

Location: Palace Cinemas, Como (Toorak Road, South Yarra)

Cost:          $25 ticket or $30 ticket + small popcorn & drink (soft drink or bottled water)

All ticket prices include one pre-screening champagne, thanks to Konica Minolta.

The most visible form of human trafficking and slavery involves the sexual exploitation of women and children, proliferated by the fundamental belief that the lives of women and girls are expendable.

PROJECT FUTURES has been working to change this reality for hundreds of women and children every year since 2009 and this screening is just one more chance to share this message and change the lives of women and girls in Cambodia and Australia.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR KONICA MINOLTA,

100% OF YOUR TICKET COST WILL BE DONATED TO PROJECT FUTURES.

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