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'Honor Diaries' screening and Q&A
Thu 28 January 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Amnesty International UK’s Women’s Action Network presents a screening of the award-winning documentary
Followed by a Q&A with guest speaker Jasvinder Sanghera
Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.
Honor Diaries features nine courageous women’s rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality.
These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.
The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.
Spurred by the Arab Uprising, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. This project draws together leading women’s rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out.