01 December, 2008

'Women on the Frontline': UNIFEM Film Festival

The second round of the UNIFEM Film Festival will be held today Monday, 1 December 2008, starting 7pm at the Alliance Francaise, Suva. There will be three short films screened tonight namely 'Mauritian: A Question of Rape', 'Colombia: Justice in the Region of Death', and 'Austria: Showing the Red Card'. The Mauritian film portrays how rape is undefined in the country's constitution and for a woman to allege that she has been raped is to run the risk of imprisonment. The Colombian film follows the life of an inspiring female judge who showed extraordinary courage in the face of violence. The Austrian film shows the courage of women to stand up against domestic violence resulting in Austria becoming a pioneer in the Protection Against Women. Admission is free. For more information, pls call the Alliance Francaise on telephone (679) 3313802.

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