On Thursday, August 8th, Heidi and I met to discuss the 50+ Judges who I thought would be excellent for this year’s film festival focused on sexualized violence. They include journalists, film directors, professors, non-profit directors, activists. and more. I also had the chance to work with our new logos for the festival, which are … Continue reading
Please watch a film that earned an Honorable Mention Award during Women’s Voices Now (WVN)’s film festival during 2011: http://vimeo.com/17168668 (2005) When a young Turkish girl is raped, the responsibility of restoring her family’s lost honor is left in the hands of her younger brother – a thirteen-year-old boy. IN THE MORNING premiered at the 2005 … Continue reading
I recently read an article written for Al Monitor, one of my favorite MENA news sources, titled The Middle East’s New Divide: Muslim Versus Muslim by Taufiq Rahim. He finds that the more prevalent conflict than West v. Islam is within the Muslim world itself. Rahim says: “ 90% of terrorism-related fatalities have been Muslim. One is more likely to … Continue reading
A world map showing the legislative situation in different countries to prevent female trafficking as of 2009 according to Woman Stats Project. (On a Scale of Green=0, Stringent, Orange=Effective (Tier 1 via State Department), Blue=Procedures in place but inconsistent, Purple= Limited Laws, Red=No laws for trafficking from or into the country, Black= no data)
Friends of WVN helpfully scanned in this painting of a childbride. You can see this image along with many others as part of a collaboration effort between WVN and several other organizations with a shared mission at invisible2visible.