On Thursday, December 5th, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Global Washington will co-host a free screening of “Girl Rising,” a powerful film highlighting the impact of girls’ education on the health and wellbeing of girls, families, communities, and countries around the world.
Globally, 32 million fewer girls than boys attend primary school, and women comprise two-thirds of the 792 million illiterate adults. Girls who stay in school earn more as adults and are more likely to have healthy children and send those children to school. They are less likely to become pregnant as teens, be married as children, and die in childbirth.
The film illustrates how education can empower girls and communities through the compelling stories of nine girls in nine different countries. It will be shown at 7 p.m. at Kane Hall (Room 210) at the University of Washington, and is free to the public.
Click here to register. To view the trailer, click here. For more information, call 206.328-7521 or email email@example.com
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.