Half the Sky film premiere and panel discussion

Half the Sky film premiere and panel discussion
Event date: 
27 Nov 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ground Floor Theatre, LAW buidling (F8), UNSW
email: diane.macdonald@unsw.edu.au

The Australian Human Rights Centre will mark the UN designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) and the sixteen day campaign of activism against gender violence, which ends on Human Rights Day (10th December) by showing a special screening of Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Filmed in 10 countries, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows Pulitzer prize-winners, New York Times journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and celebrity activists, including America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality present extraordinary opportunities to make a change.

When:    Tuesday, Nov 27th, from 6pm to 8pm

Where:   Ground Floor Theatre, Faculty of Law (F8), UNSW, Kensington Campus

Cost:      Free

This screening of Half the Sky, the 40 minute version of the 4 hour documentary, will be followed by a panel discussion with AHRCentre Chairperson Andrew Byrnes, Monash University academic, Jacqui True (author of The Political Economy of Violence against Women)Jennie Orchard, former Room to Read Development Director Australasia and Andrea Durbach, Director, AHRCentre and former Deputy Sex Discrimination Commissioner.

The evening will conclude with the launch of Jacqui True's book, The Political Economy of Violence against Women

UNSW Bookstore will be selling copies of Half the Sky, The Political Economy of Violence against Women, and other related books near the entrance to the theatre.