New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

New film “Banaz: A Love Story” shows secret tragedy of ‘honour’ based violence

Leigh Cuen – WNN Reviews (WNN) London, UNITED KINGDOM: The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics estimates that 5,000 “so-called honour” killings are committed around the world every year. Across the Western world there are rising levels of ‘honour’ violence. This form of crime is distinguished […]

ZIMBABWE: Even with ‘Tapestries of Hope’ girl child violence continues

ZIMBABWE: Even with ‘Tapestries of Hope’ girl child violence continues

Lakshmi Eassey – WNN Reviews (WNN) ZIMBABWE, Africa: Three-year-old Runyararo screams every time she sees a man. She was found abandoned at a bus station. When the Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW) took her for an examination there was evidence of sexual assault, and attempted penetration, a clear sign of rape though she has not […]

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

“The Whistleblower” film sharpens issues on sex-trafficking at the UN

Lisa A. Phillips  – WNN Reviews UPDATED: 2 September, 2011 (WNN) BOSNIA: In 1999, Kathryn Bolkovac, a single mother from Nebraska and a seasoned cop, joined the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia, a country still in tumult after its brutal civil war. Her job was to investigate the sex trafficking of young women from Eastern Europe. […]

Documentary: The Sunrise Dance

Documentary: The Sunrise Dance

Jack David Eller –  WNN Reviews The documentary film, The Sunrise Dance, by filmmaker Gianfranco Norelli, is about the achievement of womanhood through ritual and test in present-day Apache society. The setting for this film is Whiteriver, Arizona near the site of Fort Apache where the great warrior Geronimo confronted the U.S. government. Whiteriver, a modern town, has invested heavily in tourism yet this investment has not benefited the […]

FILM: The Greatest Silence – Rape in the Congo

FILM: The Greatest Silence – Rape in the Congo

Jack David Eller – WNN Reviews This profound and troubling film explores the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the human toll it takes on women, children, families, and the society. Filmmaker Lisa Jackson, a woman from the Anishinaabe aboriginal tribe of south Ontario, Canada, leads […]

678 unveils one of Egypt’s taboos (against women)

678 unveils one of Egypt’s taboos (against women)

Wael Eskandar – Ahram Online – Monday, 20 December, 2010 (originally published 19 Dec) 678 is the first Egyptian film to explore the many dimensions of sexual harassment, but perhaps it comes several decades too late No film in Egypt’s recent history has attempted the task of addressing the problem of sexual harassment with as […]