Summary Of The Documentary: The Girl Rising

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Around the world, people are viewed as superior to others, leading to some being given more rights than others. The number of rights an individual is given depends on gender, ethnic groups, social class, etc. For example, around the world, men are allowed- and encouraged- to receive an education, whereas women are not forced to. 66 million females are out of school for simple reasons such as religion or traditional beliefs. The females not given the opportunity to receive an education crave the opportunity to learn because they know education can lead to a brighter future. To further explain, in the Girl Rising documentary, viewers are taken through the life of a young girl, Suma, in Nepal. She was only six-years-old when her parents exchanged her obedient working hand for money. She was then sent to a home where she would do chores such as washing the dishes, cut firewood and maintain the farm. At her next working home, Suma’s employer’s forced her to eat their scraps, and called her “unlucky girl”. At this home, she was sexually abused, but she did not let that define her. She arrived at her final house at eleven …show more content…

When Amina’s mother gave birth to a healthy girl she cried because she would be dishonored for having a girl. When she grew old enough, Amina cooked, cleaned, and took care of her younger siblings. In addition, she attended school for a few years where she developed skills such as reading and writing. At age eleven, Amina was the perfect age for marriage, so it was arranged that she would marry her cousin for $5,000. The money would be used to purchase a used car for Amina’s older brother. After marriage came a forced and dangerous (due to her age) pregnancy for this pre-teen. After going through this situation seen as normal in her culture, she fought vigorously for the rights of education for young women like

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