Beyonce marked International Day of the Girl with a video featuring girls lip-syncing to her song Freedom. Some of the statistics included that every five minutes, a girl dies because of violence, 71 per cent of human trafficking victims are women, 130 million girls aren’t enrolled in school and women are twice as likely to contract HIV.
The inspiring video was produced by Beyoncé and Salma Hayek’s Chime for Change initiative and The Global Goals. The end of the video asks the viewers to help them reach their goal by 2030 by helping put an end to child marriage, providing education for all girls, ending the AIDS epidemic and ending all forms of violence toward girls and women.
The video first premiered at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, last month. It was directed by MJ Delaney, and produced with UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Project Everyone.
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