On account of International Day of the Girl Child, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched a campaign, in collaboration with Gucci’s Chime for Change, called #LetGirlsDream. This is in support of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage and Equality Now’s efforts to bring an end to child marriage.
Gucci and Chime for Change hosted the premiere of Sitara: Let Girls Dream, Sharmeen’s latest animated film, on the International Day of the Girl Child. This was followed by conversation with Sharmeen, executive producers Gloria Steinem and Ariel Wengroff, producer Imke Fehrmann, and composer Laura Karpman, moderated by Kimberly Drew.
“Young girls everywhere still face considerable hurdles in achieving their dreams. Sitara embodies that struggle; it is the story of Pari, a young girl who dreams of becoming a pilot and is robbed of it. For me, Sitara is more than a film; it is a movement that we want to start across the world, that encourages parents to invest in their girls’ dreams, freeing their daughters from the burdens of early marriage,” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is also a Chime for Change Advisory Board Member.
At LetGirlsDream.org, educators globally have the opportunity to request a local screening, discussion materials and activities that encourage girls and young people to share their dreams and inspire one another