Mantis World, in cooperation with London South Bank University (LSBU) and in support of Oxfam's "Get girls into school" programme to improve education for girls in poor, disaster-hit areas of Pakistan, is hosting a screening of "Honor Diaries".
The powerful and inspiring documentary film is the first to break the silence on 'honour violence' against women and girls, a cause that Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman have spoken out to support.
It 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 screening aims to increase awareness of gender inequalities whilst additionally raising money for Oxfam's "Get girls into school" project.
The screening of "Honor Diaries" will be followed by a panel discussion with guest speakers including Shaminder Takhar (London South Bank University), Kalyani Gandhi Rhodes (Oxfam), Leyla Hussein (Campaigner on Female Genital Mutilation and Gender Rights) and Yasmin Rehman (Women's Aid Federation England).
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