Fighting the Silence, a documentary

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Fighting the Silence, a documentary

Time: December 9, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Room C300
Street: UBC Robson Square
City/Town: Vancouver, BC
Website or Map: http://www.allardprize.org/in…
Event Type: film, showing
Organized By: allardprize.org
Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2015

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION

Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion on combatting crimes of sexual violence, featuring ‘Fighting the Silence’, a globally acclaimed documentary about sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The documentary tells the story of ordinary Congolese women and men who are struggling to change their society. During the Congo’s 7-year, war more than 80,000 women and girls were raped. The documentary provides a voice to thousands of survivors who remained silent, fearing rejection by their families and community.

The panel discussion following the screening will focus on issues raised by the film and address the broader context of seeking accountability for crimes of sexual violence, both domestically and internationally.

Panelists:
Femke van Velzen Producer and Director of Fighting the Silence, IFProductions (Netherlands)

Janine Benedet Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Co-Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC

Nicole Barrett Executive Director, Allard Prize Initiatives & Former War Crimes Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

To register for this free event, visit:
http://www.allardprize.org/international-human-rights-film-screening-panel-discussion

Special thanks to the following individuals and institutions for assisting with this event:
- Amnesty International
- Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
- Consulate for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Vancouver
- Justice Education Society of British Columbia
- Marcia Kran, Former Director of the Research and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva

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