Today, over 130 million girls are out of school globally. It is time to take action!
Join La Trobe University and She’s the First at a panel discussion and film screening of He Named Me Malala to mark International Day of the Girl at La Trobe University, Bundoora.
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An amazing true story of a girl name Malala, who was shot in the head for daring to suggest girls should go to school.
They thought that the bullet would silence her, and yet she speaks out still, for girls rights to education even after her horrific experience. A truly challenging story, challenging because she is so brave for the benefit of others. She sees herself as an ordinary girl with extraordinary parents, and her voice as her most powerful weapon.
“One child, one teacher, one pen, one book, they can change the world
I chose this life and now I must continue it.”
She’s the First and La Trobe University are supporting Stand #withMalala is a 12-month social action and advocacy campaign accompanying the release of HE NAMED ME MALALA, a film by Academy Award-winning director, Davis Guggenheim.
Through audience engagement with global and in-country calls to action, the campaign aims to raise mass awareness, funding, and policy change by activating millions of people worldwide as newfound champions for girls’ education globally.
The evening will also include a facilitated discussion with:
Morgan Koegal, CEO of One Girl – a non-profit organisation that’s changing the world, one girl at a time.
Susanne Legena, Deputy CEO and Director of External Engagement, PLAN International – a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.