10 Reasons To Watch The World’s First Ever Insta-Documentary: #FreedomIs

Created from Instagram footage in honour of girls affected by child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), #FreedomIs is being screened for world leaders at Girl Summit 2014.

1. Right now, globally there are 250 million girls living in poverty – female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage stop them reaching their full potential

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2. Because one girl subjected to FGM or forced to marry is one too many

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3. And at least 30 million girls are at risk of forced marriage and FGM over the next decade

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4. Nearly 140,000 girls and women in England and Wales have been affected by FGM – that’s girls living right around the corner from you

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5. If we don’t stand up for them, 37,000 girls will be married every day between now and 2020 in developing countries

6. That’s 142 million child brides ‘celebrating’ a wedding night….

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7. Over 124,000 people have already watched the world’s first Insta-documentary and pledged their support to end these two harmful practices

8. And Bishop Desmond Tutu and Malala Yousafzai are two of them

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9. Because world leaders are meeting now to discuss these issues and create a future free from FGM and child, early and forced marriage

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10. And duh… it’s the world’s first!

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