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‘Girl Rising’ follows the lives of 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan. Each girl faces unjust barriers and obstacles to engaging in education, from arranged marriages to child slavery. Despite their unique, and in some cases harrowing, experiences all 9 young women are united by their desire to learn.
This film shows the hope these girls have for a world in which all women are able to have an education.
**Film rated 12. Contains the following themes: slavery, child marriage, rape, human trafficking**