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    Posted June 22, 2013 by
    Australia, Australia
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    Girls + Education: Your message

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    Girl Rising - Asia Pacific Release

    Hi! My name is Jessica Arvela, and I want to show my support for the Asia Pacific release of CNN’s Girl Rising Feature Film!

    It’s tonight for me in Australia, it's raining, I have my popcorn and I am really excited to see this powerful and innovative film that is part of a global campaign to educate and empower girls!

    Girl Rising is focused on some really significant issues.

    Girls with 8 years of education are 4 times less likely to be married off as children.

    And a girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult.

    Considering that, if India enrolled 1% more girls in secondary school, their GDP would rise by $5.5 billion.

    Together, we have the power to create equity for girls – and change the world.

    Lets start by getting informed and educated!

    Thank you!
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