In co-operation with London South Bank University and in support of Oxfam’s ‘Get girls into school’ programme, Mantis World is hosting a screening of Honor Diaries.
Honor Diaries is a documentary film which breaks the silence on ‘honor violence’ against women and girls.
The documentary features an all-star cast of female human rights activists, including New York Times bestselling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who are aiming to improve the treatment of women from a variety of different countries.
Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the abuses explored in depth. The film’s underlying message is that Culture is no Excuse for Abuse. The aim of the screening is to increase awareness of these gender inequalities while additionally raising money for Oxfam’s project, which aims to improve education for girls in poor, disaster-hit areas of Pakistan.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with specialist guest speakers, including Shaminder Takhar (LSBU), Kalyani Gandhi Rhodes (Oxfam), Leyla Hussein (Campaigner on FGM and Gender Rights) and Yasmin Rehman (Womens Aid Federation England).
The screening will take place at 6pm, May 19 at LSBU, Keyworth Centre in London.
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