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Documentary From Fear to Freedom: Stopping Gender-based Violence Premiere

Wed, Feb 29, 2012

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Worldwide, at least one in three women are victims of violence.  It’s the most pervasive human rights violation on earth–present in every country, every culture, every religion, every class.

But around the globe, women are joining forces and speaking out, advocating for new laws, and developing successful strategies to eradicate gender-based violence.  The challenges are many. But the mission is clear: bring an end to the culture of violence and forge a new path to a culture of peace and human rights for all.

In Women Learning Partnership’s new  film, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence, share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement.

The film runs 35 minutes followed by panel discussion.

People make culture. And people can change culture…There are good things in culture that can be used to bring about change, and this change must be towards human rights. –Thoraya Obaid, Former Undersecretary General of the United Nations

WLP in partnership with the Center for Public Scholarship & the Gender Studies Program at The New School present From Fear to Freedom on February 29, 2012 at John Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY from 6:00-8:00pm.

The program includes:

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/US)
Founder & President, Women’s Learning Partnership

PANELISTS
Moderator:
Ann Snitow (USA)
Director of the Gender Studies Program, The New School

Speakers:
Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon)
Executive Director, Collective for Research & Training on Development-Action

Lydia Alpizar-Duran (Costa Rica/Mexico)
Executive Director, Association for Women’s Rights in Development

Sawsan Gad (Egypt)
Co-founder, HarassMap

Rabea Naciri (Morocco)
Member, National Human Rights Council of Morocco

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/UK)
Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Networks

Seats are limited. Register online. www.learningpartnership.org

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About Mahnaz Afkhami

A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more