The Global Legend That Is Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep is renowned for her acting prowess and is one of the most beautiful women in the world. We have seen her in a huge array of films such as, The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia (2008), Julia and Julia (2008),  Doubt (2008), It’s Complicated (2009), and more recently The Iron Lady (2012).  She won three Oscars for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for: The Iron Lady (2011), Best Actress in a Leading Role for: Sophie’s Choice (1982) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for: Kramer vs Kramer(1979). She was also nominated for 14 other Oscars for various roles.

More importantly perhaps, Streep is currently lending her voice to a film documentary bringing awareness of the struggle of nine girls wanting to receive an education. She is joined by famous actresses such as Frieda Pinto, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, Selena Gomez and Alicia keys. The film is called Girl Rising and is brought to us by 10 x 10 and Global Action Campaign. The film, directed by Richard E. Robbins, will be launched to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March. Streep says, “This film gives visual corroboration to knowledge we already have: educating women and girls has the most optimistic, postive effects on families, communities and economies worldwide. If to see it is to know it, this film delivers hope; reasonable, measurable, tangible hope that the world can be healed and helped to a better future.”

Currently 66 million girls are wanting to go to school which is 33 million more than boys needing to go to school, according to EFA Global Monitoring Report 2012. Educated girls dramatically improve the well-being of their families, their communities, and their countries—multiplying the impact on society. Teaching these girls will:

  • Reduce poverty
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Reduce population growth
  • Reduce HIV infection rates
  • Change the conditions that lead to terrorism
  • Reduce corruption

To get involved, see the film, donate or just learn more about the cause please visit: http://girlrising.com