International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the incredible achievements women have made in politics, science, arts, sports and business. But the fight for their basic human rights is ongoing. Nowhere is this plainer than in women’s struggle for equal access to education, and the right to live free from violence and harassment.
On the 8th of March join Amnesty International Tasmania for a special screening of Girl Rising. The movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices. Despite these obstacles, the brave girls offer hope and inspiration. By getting an education, they’re able to break barriers and create change.”
This event will include a special talk by local human rights defender and Amnesty’s Australian Youth representative to the United Nations, Madeline Wells. Speaking about Amnesty’s current campaign to stop online abuse of women & girls.
Date and time: 6:30pm, Thursday 8th March, 2018
Address: UTAS Cradle Coast Campus, 16-20 Mooreville Road, Burnie
*Light Refreshments provided
*Entry by gold coin donation