Guess Which Group Of People Suffer More Persecution Than Anyone Else Around The World?


Girls. Yep, that’s who.

There is an amazing documentary which every girl and woman needs to see, heck, every man too!

It is called ‘I Am A Girl’ and it is made by award-winning Australian writer, director & producer Rebecca Barry. The premise is this: she traveled around the world with her film crew to India, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon Afghanistan, Australia and the United States In each of these countries they documented the lives of 6 young women and their struggles against society because of their gender.

The website states “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.”

That is a shocking thought, and at first we wanted to dismiss it thinking perhaps it was an exaggeration. But upon watching the trailer below you get a clear idea that it is not, and how much we need the media to highlight these important stories.

“Feminism may have promised equality and sought a better and fairer world for women but the reality is that girls make up almost a quarter of the world’s population yet still face the greatest discrimination of any group in the world. Technology and science offer unimaginable potential but we still struggle to ensure men and women are afforded equal opportunities.” states the website about the film’s concept.

Despite these dire circumstances, girls are resilient and tough. This film shows the determination to press on in life and not allow their situational setbacks to affect want they want out of their future. Some of these are girls, not women, who are sexually abused by family members, who have been forced into early marriage to men much older than them or forced into a life of prostitution just so their family can survive.

To see these brave young women navigate their way through life in the 21st century is a telling document of the power within. We have a long way to go to reach equality 100% everywhere, but we are working hard and digging deep. Let this film be a reminder for all you women to not give up and to do your part, no matter how small.

You can watch the film by attending one of the Australian screenings, or host your own screening where you can purchase the film via the website.



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