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Beyoncé's Powerful New 'Freedom' Video Celebrates Girls Around The World

"This is such an inspiring video."

Wednesday marked International Day of the Girl, and Beyoncé celebrated by releasing a new music video for the song "Freedom," off her 2016 album Lemonade. The singer herself doesn't appear in the clip. Instead, several young girls dance and lip sync to the song from different locations around the world. 

According to Rolling Stone, the video is co-produced by Chime for Change and Global Goals, spotlighting the hashtag #FreedomForGirls. "Girls around the world are fighting for their freedom every day," reads Beyoncé's Facebook post sharing the video.

The video is about more than just showcasing fierce dance moves — it also raises awareness of several issues affecting girls around the world, through statistics shown on screen. For instance, every five minutes a girl dies of violence; one in four girls gets married as a child; and 130 million girls are out of school.

By visiting the Global Goals Day of the Girl page, fans can find links to get involved with causes that address all of these issues, and more — such as ending sex trafficking, providing access to safe water, and fighting HIV. "If we work together, we can achieve the Global Goals by 2030," the video reads.

"I'm gonna show this video to my students and we will work and talk about freedom for girls and how girls live around the world," wrote one Facebook commenter. "This is such an inspiring video."

Check out the full video below:

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