Girls shocked to find lack of progression in women's rights between 1915 and 2015 – video

A campaign launched in support of 'Suffragette' reveals gender inequality truths

Kate Ng
Saturday 07 November 2015 16:56 GMT
(Screengrab from Focus Feature's campaign video for #HopeForOurGirls)

Young girls are not aware of the reality of gender equality in 2015 when compared to the way things were 100 years ago, a video released by a film distributor has revealed.

In support of feminist film Suffragettes, which covers the fight British women took on for the right to vote a hundred years ago, film distributor Focus Features has launched a campaign titled ‘Hope for Our Daughters’ to raise awareness about gender equality in today’s society.

A group of young girls between the ages of seven and 14 are asked to match various gender inequality statistics up with their relevant year – 1915 or 2015.

The statistics included facts such as: “75 million girls under 14 are child labourers”, “6 million girls don’t get to go to school”, and “Childbirth is the second leading cause of death in girls between 15 and 19”.

The girls guessed 1915 for all the truths, and were stunned to learn all the injustices were prevalent in this day and age.

The campaign is encouraging the public to post their own hopes on social media with the hashtag #HopeForOurDaughters. Focus Features will donate $1 for every post made to Equality Now, an NGO focused on achieving “legal and systematic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world”.

Posts on social media have started pouring in:


My #hopeforourdaughters is that they demand and receive respect, equality, and healthcare. #suffragette #womensequality

A photo posted by Felicity Huffman (@felicityhuffman) on



A photo posted by its juliana (@manoxerboard) on


It's a long way off, but I'm thinking of her. #hopeforourdaughters #suffragettemovie

A photo posted by Ben Rendich (@ben_rendich) on

Visit for more information on the campaign and the film Suffragettes.

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