Premiere of WLP's Documentary "From Fear to Freedom" & Panel Discussion - February 29, 2012

 

Women's Learning Partnership

in partnership with 

The New School's Center for Public Scholarship & Gender Studies Program  
 
Presents
 
From Fear to Freedom:  
Stopping Gender-based Violence in a Transitioning World
 
February 29, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
John Tishman Auditorium at The New School 
66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

Seats are limited. Click Here to Register.
 
 
On February 29, 2012, WLP will premiere the documentary
From Fear to Freedom on eliminating violence against women.
 
   
In WLP’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. 
 
Following the film, global leaders working at the national and international levels will discuss the relationship between advancing women’s rights,
combating gender-based violence, and forming stable democratic societies during this crucial time of transition in the MENA region and beyond.    
 
 
Introductory Remarks: Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA) Founder & President, Women’s Learning Partnership
 
 
Panel Discussion 
 
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 Durán (Costa Rica/Mexico) Executive Director, Association for Women’s Rights in Development  
Sawsan Gad (Egypt)  Co-founder, Harassmap
Rabéa Naciri (Morocco) Member, National Human Rights Council of Morocco
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (Iran/ UK) Co-founder, International Civil society Action Network 
 
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
 
 
Seats are limited. Register Here.
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