Beyoncé just called for change for women and we’re here for it

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  • ‘Every five minutes a girl dies of violence’

    From the editors of InStyle
    Words by Jennifer Davis

    Beyoncé released an inspiring video honour of International the Day of the Girl, and it’s guaranteed to leave you with chills.

    Set to her song ‘Freedom’ off of Lemonade, the video, which was produced by the singer and Salma Hayek’s Chime for Change initiative and The Global Goals, shows girls around the world lip syncing and dancing to the power anthem. In stark contrast to these charismatic young ladies are the startling statistics that flash around them as they show off their moves.

    ‘Every five minutes a girl dies of violence,’ it reads in the video. ‘One in four girls gets married as a child. 71% of human trafficking victims are female. 63 million girls have undergone female genital mutilation. 130 million girls are out of school. Girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV.’

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    While those stats are extremely upsetting, at the end of the video, there’s some hope that if we come together we have a chance to change the fate of many. ‘If we work together we can achieve the global goals by 2030, end all forms of violence against girls, put all girls in school, end the aids epidemic, end child marriage.’

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