Beyoncé lent her song “Freedom” to the #FreedomForGirls campaign just in time for the International Day of the Girl on Wednesday. It features fierce little girls, ages 5 through 11, singing along to the power anthem. And they. Are. Angry. The words in text on the video mention all the ways in which girls across the globe need to be empowered.

So what are the girls mad about? Violence against girls (which kills a girl every five minutes), child marriage (one in four girls is affected), trafficking (71 percent of victims are female), female genital mutilation (63 million girls have undergone it), access to education (130 million girls are out of school), and HIV/AIDS (girls are twice as likely to be infected). For starters.

The Global Goals can create a world free of all of that injustice by 2030. But the only way to get there is by pressuring world leaders into action, and inspiring individuals to make a difference in their own communities. “Hopefully, we can use the Global Goals to define this spirit of defiance and optimism and demanding that we all feel,” Delaney says. “Every single person in the world has the ability to change something.”

Watch the video HERE.

To take action, share the film with what #FreedomForGirls means to you. You can also visit the Global Goals website for more information on groups that are working toward gender equality around the world.

The #FreedomForGirls campaign is promoting the U.N.’s Global Goals, an ambitious set of objectives for what the world should look like by 2030. It’s a partnership between Project EveryoneUNICEF, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The video was directed by MJ Delaney.__

Culled from glamour magazine.

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