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Women on Fire Sponsors “Girl Rising” at Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival


Martha’s Vineyard, MA – National women’s organization Women on Fire announced last week that it will sponsor a screening of 10x10’s documentary “Girl Rising” on Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, September 8. The screening will be hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and featured as a part of the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival held this weekend.

The film was co-written by 9 women from 9 countries, with one of the writers Luong Ung, a former orphan of Cambodia who fled poverty and political turmoil, becoming one of the country’s top human rights activists and landmine free advocates. Ung has been involved with Women on Fire since its beginning in 2003.  Women on Fire supports women of all ages and backgrounds to live lives they dream of, and promotes opportunities and education for girls around the world.

“A rising tide lifts all boats, and it is essential for women to work together to provide opportunities and voices to the millions of females around the world who have been abused and marginalized simply because they are women and girls,” says Women on Fire Founder Debbie Phillips.  “Girl Rising” is one of the most important commentaries on how to provide positive futures for females globally that I’ve ever seen.”

The screening will take place at the Capawock Theatre at 2 PM on Sunday, and tickets can be purchased through the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society website.

About 10x10’s Girl Rising

10x10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls – working to create a ripple effect that will transform communities for generations.

“Girl Rising” has been screened around the globe as witness to the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. From director Richard E. Robbins, “Girl Rising” spotlights the stories of unforgettable girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Learn more at

About Women on Fire

Women on Fire is headquartered on Martha’s Vineyard and is a national membership organization for women who inspire and support each other’s dreams.

It was founded by Debbie Phillips whose vision for women to join forces and uplift each other has resulted in thousands of women living deeper, more passionate and successful lives. Learn more at


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