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Plan Japan 'Because I am a Girl' Film Screening 2011 Girl's Call: A Message from Girls


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Aiming to solve various issues that developing countries around the world are facing, the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals list eight goals to be achieved by 2015, including goals for women such as "to promote gender equality and empower women" and "to improve maternal health." Women in developing countries are often disadvantaged in education, employment, social participation, and many other aspects, and a number of women around the world today are not given opportunities to realize their wishes to study in fields of their own interest, find a job they enjoy, or live freely.

To realize a society where girls in development countries are allowed to pursue their potentials, Plan Japan is currently running the "Because I am Girl" campaign and is petitioning support for the girls.

On January 29 (Sat.), 2011, as part of the campaign promotion, a special screening of a short film titled "Girl's Call: A Message from Girls" is held at Tokyo Women's Plaza in Aoyama. In the film, which is accompanied with Japanese subtitles and is shown on a large screen, viewers are introduced to the lives of girls in Africa, Asia, and South America, including a girl in Bangladesh who makes a living by selling balloons on the street, and are asked to feel joys and sorrows of those girls and consider how to support those who are born in some of the poorest countries in the world and are destined to go through harsh living conditions.

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【Date/Time】 January 29 (Sat.), 2011
14:30 - 16:30 (door opens at 14:00)
【Venue】 Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall
5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (7-minute walk from Omotesando Station; 12-minute walk from Shibuya Station)
【Capacity】 Up to 200 persons *Free admission
【Reservation/Inquiry】 Plan Japan (Event Department)
Tel: 03-5481-0030
E-mail:event@plan-japan.org
【Reservation deadline】 January 26 (Wed.), 2011