Featuring key discussions from the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 28–30, 2013, watch filmmaker Jenny Montasir’s 4 minute shows us how the work…in spite of the challenges is continuing. “Girls’ and women’s rights are systematically violated,” says Women Deliver, but women are fighting today, especially in Egypt, as much as possible to remove these obstacles. “It’s about human security and human rights,” says Iranian human rights advocate Ms. Mahnaz Afkhami.
In collaboration with The New School, Women’s Learning Partnership premieres its new documentary From Fear to Freedom: Stopping Gender-based Violence in a Transitioning World. Introductory remarks to be made by Mahnaz Afkhami, and followed by a discussion by global leaders working at the national and international levels about the relationship between advancing women’s rights, combating gender-based violence, and forming stable democractic societies during this crucial time of transition in the MENA region and beyond. Panelists included: Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon), Lydia Alpizar-Duran (Costa Rica/Mexico), Sawsan Gad (Egypt), Rabea Naciri (Morocco) and Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/UK).