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Film Screening: The Girls of Meru

Posted by GHO Admin on February 19, 2019 in Events

Date: Fri. Mar. 8, 2019 @ 7 PM
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library

Join us for a screening and discussion in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.

Presented in partnership with Dalhousie University’s Global Health Office, International Development Studies & The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

This film is one in a 3-part series celebrating International Women’s Day

Join us
March 1 for The Journey, IWK Cineplex Theatre @ 5 PM
March 15 for Afghan Cycles, IWK Cineplex Theatre @ 5 PM

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Review film details on the NFB website.