On November 17, 4:30pm to 6:30pm, join the Solent Feminist Network in a viewing of ‘Quest for Honour’, a documentary that investigates the still prevalent practice of honor killing in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. The alarming rise in the heinous act of men killing daughters, sisters and wives who threaten “family honor,” endangers tens of thousands of women in Iraq, Turkey, Jordan and adjoining countries
Why you should purchase your ticket today (only 50 available!)
(Tiered ticket prices for all income levels!)
- Meet interesting and passionate people!
- Be inspired by stories about women’s rights activists in Afghanistan
- Find out more about supporting gender equality activists in Africa, Asia and Latin America
- Baked goods sale
- Raffle prize
- Free fizzy drinks
- Enjoy the lovely cafe venue!
Proceeds split between:
The Solent Feminist Network..... http://solentfeministnetwork.wordpress.com/about/
Womankind Worldwide...... http://www.womankind.org.uk/
Please consider giving an additional donation at: http://www.justgiving.com/Nicole-Henderson-Schmidt
Your donation will help Womankind Worldwide stand with women in Africa, Latin America and Asia as they strive to be equal, respected and proud!
1. We help courageous individuals to challenge violence and discrimination
In some countries, this could involve accompanying a girl to a village meeting so she can tell women and men that it is now against the law for a girl to be forced to marry a man after he has raped her, and encourage girls to see they do have a choice.
2. We help women come together
In many different ways, we help women join together, often for the first time, to talk about what they want to change, and then we help them achieve it. This could involve providing training in how to resolve conflicts, or in leadership skills, so women are better able to challenge violence and speak up for better healthcare or education.
3. We help women claim their rights and improve their lives
We might provide legal help to enable a woman to obtain a divorce from a man who beats her, or work with the police to encourage them to help women rather than return them to their husbands.