Beyoncé Is Encouraging Girls To Fight For Their Freedom
Wednesday, October 11 was the International Day Of The Girl and in honor of that, Beyoncé released her new video for “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar, off of her 2016 album Lemonade. The video was made and released in a partnership with Chime for Change and The Global Goals, and the visuals include young girls from across the world singing and dancing along with the track.
The video is empowering, and displays young girls who appear to be powerful and comfortable in their skin. Half-way through the visuals, disturbing facts are displayed on the screen in order to build awareness towards the issues affecting women around the world. Some of the facts stated were: “Every five minutes, a girl dies as a result of violence,” “One in four girls gets married as a child,” and “Girls are twice as likely to become infected with HIV.”
The video was posted to Beyonce’s Facebook page with the caption: “Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day,” the caption below the video posted on Facebook read. “Join me, Chime for Change and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomforGirls now.”