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In case you were wondering who run the world, it’s still Beyoncé.
International Day of the Girl took place on October 11 and Beyoncé marked the event by unveiling a new video for her 2016 Lemonade song, “Freedom.” Having previously represented girl power in her hit anthem “Run the World (Girls),” this comes to no surprise—she’s always been all about female empowerment.
The 36-year-old Queen Bey took to Facebook to share the video, along with a short message to mark the importance of the day.
“Today is #DayoftheGirl. Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day,” she wrote. “Join me, Chime for Change, and The Global Goals by taking action for #FreedomForGirls now: www.globalgoals.org/dayofthegirl.”
She also shared a short teaser on Instagram, along with a message in her caption to encourage viewers to donate to help the cause.
The video was produced by Chime for Change and The Global Goals, and was promoted with the hashtag #FreedomForGirls. Clips in the video featured young girls lip-syncing to the song alongside a series of disturbing statistics, including the following: 71 per cent of human trafficking victims are female, one in four girls will marry as a child, 130 million girls are out of school, and so forth.
Towards the end, viewers are challenged to help girls fight for freedom, and are encouraged to “share the film and tell us what #freedomforgirls is to you.” The video has over 2.7 million views on YouTube since its release.