Beyonce’s Freedom used in #FreedomForGirls campaign

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Superstar Beyonce’s popular song ‘Freedom’ has been given a new face of life, after being featured in a Global Goals campaign documentary demanding freedom for girls. The film,called #FreedomForGirls, has been released to mark this year’s International Day of The Girl

The video cycles through a series of shocking statistics, including that a girl dies as a result of violence every five minutes, that one in four girls gets married as a child, that 71 percent of human trafficking victims are female, that 63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation, that 130 million girls are out of school and that girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV.

Backed by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the film features new commitments to support women’s movements around the world.

The producers end by challenging viewers to aid in tackling a series of “global goals” by the year 2030: ending child marriage, putting all girls in school, ending the AIDS epidemic and ending all forms of violence toward girls. The video also asks viewers to “share the film and tell us what #freedomforgirls is to you.”

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