Busboys and Poets Screening of Because Our Cause Is Just - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN US NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR A FILM NIGHT at:

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 at 7PM
BUSBOYS AND POETS, 14TH & V LOCATION
2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

WLP will be screening Because Our Cause Is Just, our new documentary on the backlash against women's right post-Arab Spring. (Watch the trailer here.)

Click here to RSVP

The film will be followed by an open discussion with the audience and filmmakers about the critical link between women's rights and democracy and how you can be engaged. 

Busboys and Poets' full menu is available for your dining pleasure while you watch the film!

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATCH THE TRAILER / WATCH THE ARABIC TRAILER
 

About the film:

Because Our Cause is Just is an eye-opening documentary about the struggle of women in countries experiencing the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begun as a civil movement of women and men seeking human rights and justice after decades of dictatorship, the revolutionary wave has not yielded justice for all. Instead, the political openings caused by these revolts have been exploited by Islamist groups who seek to not only exclude women from the political process but to remove them from public life through intimidation, oppressive legislation, and even physical violence.  

Produced by Women’s Learning Partnership, the film reveals how women in the Middle East-North Africa region are continuing to fight for the right to be part of their countries evolving political systems. Award-winning filmmakers Deb Bergeron and Kim Connell conducted powerful interviews with women who are defending human rights and seeking progress on the ground in Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. By examining the consequences of inequality, the film underscores the connection between the fate of democracy and the future of global security in the post-9/11 era. Because Our Cause is Just ends with a way forward: the realization of men and women in the region that democracy without rights for women and minorities is not real democracy, and that only real democracy will bring dignity and peace to their nations and to the world.

Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy Campaign:

The July 24 screening of Because Our Cause Is Just is one of several launch events for our new Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign. The film is key outreach component of the campaign, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA region nor elsewhere – without the full participation of women and equal human rights for all citizens.

Click here for the campaign webpage.

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD that equal rights for women and marginalized groups is critical to the establishment of democracies and sustainable security in MENA and across the globe:   

SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA (#WithWomen4Democracy)

 

                           
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