IWD Celebration Screening of 'The Honor Diaries -Culture is No Excuse for Abuse'

Central London Humanists are pleased to be working with BASIRA to screen  'Honor Diaries - Culture is No Excuse for Abuse', the first film to break the silence on ‘honour violence’ against women and girls in Asian and Muslim societies. 

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ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 8th 2014 A COALITION OF OVER 30 HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS SCREENED HONOR DIARIES WHICH CELEBRATES THE STORIES OF 9 AMAZING WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS. 

WE ARE CELEBRATING JUST 4 DAYS LATER ON WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH. PLEASE JOIN US.

We are pleased that Passion for Freedom will also be screening a short film introducing their work prior to the main feature film.

Find out more about the film from the link below.

Honor Diaries, A New Film About Women's Rights In The Middle East

DOORS AT 6.30 P.M. FOR 7.00 P.M. START

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HONOR DIARIES FEATURES NINE COURAGEOUS WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATES WITH CONNECTIONS TO ASIAN AND MUSLIM-MAJORITY SOCIETIES WHO ARE ENGAGED IN A DIALOGUE ABOUT GENDER INEQUALITY.

These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.

The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.

Spurred by the Arab Spring, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. This project draws together leading women’s rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out.

More than a movie, Honor Diaries is a movement meant to inspire viewers to learn more about issues facing women in Asian and Muslim-majority societies, and to act for change.

PAULA KWESKIN PRODUCER AND WRITER

Paula Kweskin is a human rights attorney and defender of humanitarian causes. She received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and is a member of the New York bar.

Paula has worked on various human rights projects including micro-credit initiatives in Argentina, advocacy on behalf of victims of extraordinary rendition, and relief for victims of domestic violence. 

HEIDI BASCH-HAROD PRODUCER

Heidi serves as the executive director of Women’s Voices Now. Her career as a human rights activist and professional began with her involvement as a volunteer for the Tibetan Nuns Project in Berkeley, CA. In 2003, she continued on to to serve as an intern in the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus in Washington D.C., and was then hired as a congressional staff assistant for Rep. Tom Lantos, former chairman of the Caucus. In her work with the U.S. Congress [masked]), Heidi served as an non-immigrant visa specialist in the Lantos District Office (CA-12), as well as assisted with international human rights casework. In 2007 she began working with the Palestine-Israel Journal in East Jerusalem, where she launched the Journal’s first online blog. Heidi is the author and editor of numerous print and online articles and op-eds examining the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and women in the Middle East and North Africa. Academically, she specializes in the changing roles of Kurdish women in Turkey from the 1980s to the present day. She lived, worked, studied, and traveled in the Middle East for half a decade before returning to her home in Los Angeles, CA. She holds an MA in Middle Eastern and African Studies from Tel Aviv University (2013), an MA in Public Policy from New England College (2007), and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley (2003), with a double minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Religious Studies.

MICAH SMITH DIRECTOR AND EDITOR

Micah Smith is an award winning narrative and documentary filmmaker. His films have screened in over 40 festivals on five continents. Smith graduated from the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.

 

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