“Girl Rising” is a global campaign for the empowerment of girls’ rights to an education. Why? Because a girl who completes basic education is three times less likely to contract HIV. Because a child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five. Because educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation and help their communities thrive. And yet, millions of girls around the world face barriers to education.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness of critical issues and create a forum for discussion on ways we can collectively impact young women’s lives. We hope to enable young women around the world to become champions of their rights to learn and the necessity of receiving an education, especially in the healthcare industry. Following the film screening, a panel of industry leaders will lead a discussion on how you can make a difference in the local community and globally.
Watch the trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=BJsvklXhYaE&t=3s
The event begins at 5:30 pm on May 23rd at Nationwide Children's Hospital — Stecker Auditorium (700 Children's Drive Columbus, OH 43205).
5:30 — 5:45 PM Registration and opening remarks
5:45 — 7:25 PM Girl Rising screening
7:25 — 7:55 PM Panel discussion — how you can make a difference locally and globally
7:55 — 8:00 PM Closing remarks