International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates and commemorates the movement for women’s rights, whilst also marking the importance of gender equality.
Last night The Edge, Malala Fund and Educate Girls had the privilege of welcoming 100 guests to a private screening of ‘He Named Me Malala’ – a true story based on Malala Yousafzai who was wounded by Taliban gunmen for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education. The main focus of the screening was to raise awareness about the importance of girls’ education, the global status of girls’ secondary education, why education is so critical, and what people can do to help.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion including Shukria Rezai – a 19 year old poet from Afghanistan, Tola Onigbanjo – Founder of Women 4 Africa, Alison Bukhari – UK Director of Educate Girls, Winnie M Li – writer, filmmaker, activist, Natalie Armitage from The Malala Fund and Helen Stawksi from Islamic Relief.
On behalf of the Malala Fund and Educate Girls, The Edge would like to thank The Little, Brown Book Group who provided 200 books for the goodie bags as well as everyone who came to the screening. To follow our #InternationalWomensDay live feed click here #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 #SheInspiresMe