OCTOBER 11: Day of the Girl!!

​”Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights” -United Nations Resolution 66/170

Hello everyone… I hope you are all well and smiling 🙂

TGIS is back with a new theme! This weekend celebrate girl power with TGIS…

Within mind, the theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl (11October) is Girl’s Progress = Goal’s Progress: What Counts for Girls.

In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Its mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” It’s a day when activist groups come together under the same goal to highlight, discuss, and take action to advance rights and opportunities for girls everywhere.

October 11 is not just a day; it’s a movement.

A WORLDWIDE RESOLUTION:

We want ourselves, and girls everywhere, to be seen as equals, in the eyes of others and in our own eyes…!!!

TODAY I BRING TO YOU A LIST OF MOVIES THAT TEACHES FEW THINGS ABOUT WOMEN EMPOWERMENT!!!

#1

Queen (2013):


Director: Vikas Bhal

Cast: kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon

About Queen: The 2014 surprise hit, which established Kangana Ranaut as the youth icon among young girls, is a simple coming-of-age story of a naive and introvert girl. Her solo journey to Paris and Amsterdam is a journey within. From the fear of public embarrassment after her fiance calls off their wedding, to the confidence of letting go of social trappings, Rani is every woman. She embodies you, she embodies me, she embodies millions of us.

#2 

 A league of Their Own (1992):

Director:  Penny Marshall

Cast: Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Modonna, Lori Petty

About A league of their Own: See this one for sportsmanship and rivalry alike! See it for its stinging feminist manifesto! The story of two sisters who join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

#3

English Vinglish (2012):

Director: Gauri Shinde

Cast: Sridevi, Mehdi nebbou, priya Anand, Adil Hussain

About English Vinglish: Gauri Shinde’s 2012 film starring Sridevi is a riveting tale of a coy and under confident middle-class housewife who gains confidence and self-respect only when she steps out of the house and takes a life-changing decision. Learning the English language may not sound like a ‘life changing decision’ but it does transform Shashi in the way she sees herself and wants other to see her. A simple act of ‘decision taking’ is the first step towards her self-discovery.

#4

Brave (2012):

Director:   Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews 

Cast:  Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Billy Connolly, more

About Brave: I know this is an animated movie but it has a great message. Merida is a princess but she wants to go her own way. She doesn’t like the traditions of being a princess like arranged marriages. She does not want a man to protect her and control her, she wants to make her own path in life and be independent, which i think a lot of women should have as their mindset.

#5

Pink (2016):

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kriti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang

About Pink: Pink is a contemporary youth-centric film with a strong socially relevant message about the choices young women of today make and about respecting those.
“Girls have already changed the world for the better, and this generation has the power to magnify that change.”

DRAFT BY : Juilee Mhatre

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