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7.25.2008

Fighting For Peace

This sounds really amazing:

"Amnesty International USA is sponsoring three former Liberian girl soldiers on a U.S. visit July 21 to July 30. Jackie Redd, 30, Mickey Kesseley and Florence Ballah, both 27, are featured in a new film Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace by Oscar-winning director Jonathan Stack.

The Women will speak to screening audiences in Washington about their harrowing experiences as soldiers and the very difficult challenges women and girls face in post-war recovery. Women hold the key to the success of Liberia's next generation, but many are jobless, have few skills and lack decent housing or medical care".
July 29
Landmark E-Street Cinema
7:00-9:00 pm Screening and Discussion
555 11Street, NW D.C
(Near Metro Center Metro Station)

More about the film: "Upwards of 30,000 women and girls were associated-- through force or desperation-- with the fighting forces in Liberia's war that ended in 2003. Constant targets for rape and sexual violence by male fighters, former female child soldiers are struggling in the post-war years to piece together their lives-- burdened by poverty, their missed school years and the social stigma they face as former fighters and victims of rampant sexual violence".


For more information or to RSVP for this event, visit the Amnesty International- USA website.

Source: Amnesty International.

2 comments:

Kira Fashion said...

I wish all of us could help more the people from Africa, something must be done so now...

great post!

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