Contact: Melis Figanmese
Telephone: +1 646 530 8988
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International Day of the Girl

October 11, 2013
Friday 12.00–14.00
Please RSVP to by Monday October 7.

Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

Turkish Philanthropy Funds in collaboration with WomenOne are celebrating the International Day of the Girl with a screening of the documentary, Girls of Hope, followed by a light lunch.

Girls of Hope was filmed in Van, Eastern Turkey, and follows the story of young girls struggling to get access to an education. This is a pertinent issue as the illiteracy rate among women is near 45 percent in Eastern and Southeastern regions of the country. Although involvement from the government, NGOs and individuals has somewhat improved the situation, economic hardship and strict traditions still prevent many girls from getting an education. Click here to see the trailer of this important documentary.

All proceeds from the event will provide much needed scholarships for girls through the Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi, an organisation aiming to support the education of girls in Turkey. The minimum recommended donation is $100.

Contact: Melis Figanmese
Telephone: +1 646 530 8988 ...(40.7494442, -73.9799597)...
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