International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March. Local people are invited to attend a viewing of the inspiring film ‘Girl Rising’ to celebrate the day at Western Plains Cultural Centre.
Western NSW Local Health District Women’s Health Program Clinical Nurse Consultant, Joe Phillips said “Girl Rising’ uses storytelling to inspire girls to become educated so that they can become more empowered.
“Women worldwide continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievement. However progress towards gender equality is extremely slow,” she said.
“Around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education that boys do not. But when you educate a girl you can break cycles of poverty in just one generation”.
‘Girl Rising’unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.
The screening of the film is a joint project by the Health District Women’s Health Program, Family Planning NSW and The Western Plains Cultural Centre.
“We hope to see lots of women, and men, come out to celebrate International Women’s Day with us by watching this inspiring film,” Joe said.
“I am sure it will generate a lot of discussion about how by educating girls we can change the world ”.
The event is free but bookings are encouraged by phoning 5809 8507 by Monday 7 March.
‘Girl Rising’ will be screened at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo on Tuesday 8 March from 2.00 – 3.45pm.