San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
To celebrate International Day of the Girl 2014, Daya Trust and Youth for UN Women NZ bring you:
'I Am A Girl'
Fundraising Movie Screening & Panel Discussion with raffles, lucky draws & other special things to purchase.
"Deeply inspirational and succinctly moving" - SBS Film
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet. As each girl moves closer to coming of age, I AM A GIRL, a feature length documentary, reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
As a day on earth transpires from dawn to dusk and into the night, we meet Manu, Kimsey, Aziza, Habiba, Breani and Katie – each on the brink of womanhood and dealing with the realities of what it means to grow up female in their world today. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humour.
Our journey takes us through a pastiche of diverse cultures and societies around the globe as we travel to Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia.
"There are moments and images in the film that will stay with you for a long time." - Popcorn Taxi
When & Where
At Daya Trust we use education as an empowerment tool for women and girls to enable them to become their own changemakers. We share the belief that gender equality is a human right. We believe that women and girls are entitled to live with dignity, and freedom from need and fear. We believe gender equality is an essential component to advance communities and reduce poverty. Our focus includes promoting the empowerment of women and girls in India and New Zealand, and building young women leaders.