Beyoncé released a new music video for "Freedom" yesterday for a very good reason - October 11 was the International Day of the Girl. The video features girls in different locations lip-syncing and dancing (amazingly) to the Lemonade track, as well as statistics about the challenges that girls face around the world, including child marriage, human trafficking, HIV, and not being able to receive an education.
Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day. Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirlPosted by Beyoncé on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
“Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day. Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now,” Beyoncé wrote in the Facebook post.
The video first premiered last month at Goalkeepers, an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda Gates - who wrote about helping girls reach their potential for ELLE.com - is a global advocate for women and girls.
The video was directed by M.J. Delaney, and was produced by UNICEF, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Project Everyone. At the end, the video instructs viewers to visit globalgoals.org, where they can donate and contribute to causes that help girls.
This isn't the only time Bey has used her music to raise awareness about a worthy cause; she recently provided vocals for a new version of J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," and announced that the proceeds would go to hurricane relief charities.
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