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Film Screening: "Because Our Cause is Just" presented by Women's Learning Partnership

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Human Rights
Countries: 
Africa
Asia
Northern Africa
Western Asia

Because Our Cause is Just is an eye-opening documentary about the struggle of women in countries experiencing the so-called “Arab Spring.” Begun as a civil movement of women and men seeking human rights and justice after decades of dictatorship, the revolutionary wave has not yielded justice for all. Instead, the political openings caused by these revolts have been exploited by Islamist groups who seek to exclude women from the political process and public life through intimidation, oppressive legislation, and even physical violence. Through powerful interviews with women human rights defenders from the Middle East and beyond, Women's Learning Partnership joined with award-winning filmmakers Deb Bergeron and Kim Connell to reveal how women are continuing to fight for the right to be part of their countries' evolving political systems.

This film screening is part of the launch of the Women's Learning Partnership's new campaign, Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved in the MENA region nor elsewhere without the full participation of women, and equal human rights for all citizens.