Please join us for a film screening and panel discussion on combatting crimes of sexual violence, featuring ‘Fighting the Silence,’ a globally acclaimed documentary about sexual violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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“Fighting the Silence,’ produced by IFProductions, tells the story of ordinary Congolese women and men who are struggling to change their society. Rape survivors and their families speak out openly about the suffering they endured because their culture considers women second class citizens and rape a taboo. The Vancouver screening is the final stop in IFProductions’ Canadian debut tour, following screenings in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
The Panel Discussion
The panel discussion following the screening will focus on issues raised by the film and address the broader context of seeking accountability for crimes of sexual violence, both domestically and internationally.
Femke van Velzen, Producer & Director of Fighting the Silence, IFProductions (Netherlands)
Janine Benedet, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Co-Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC
Nicole Barrett, Executive Director, Allard Prize Initiatives, Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC & Former War Crimes Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Date: Wednesday, December 9
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Directions here
Room: Theatre – C300
This is a free event, open to all.
To access the Robson Square’s underground parking, travel to the corner of Howe Street and Nelson Street. Once in the lot, follow the directional signs to the UBC Robson Square parking area.
- Hourly $3.75 until 6pm. After 6pm, $3/hour, $6 max for the evening. For more information: www.impark.com.
The Translink web site allows you to plan your trip via transit to UBC from any Lower Mainland location.
This event is co-hosted by the Allard Prize for International Integrity and The Center for Feminist Legal Studies at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC.
Special thanks to the following institutions and individuals for assisting with this event:
- Amnesty International
- Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
- Consulate for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Vancouver
- Justice Education Society of British Columbia
- Marcia Kran, Former Director of the Research and Right to Development Division at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva