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Special Event – Projection of the documentary film « Le désastre des enfants-femmes » (in French)

© Benedicta Tariere Peretu
The film puts into focus maternal health problems and shows how early marriage and health concerns are interrelated

Organized by the Division for Gender Equality of the Bureau of Strategic Planning, in collaboration with the Kerciné association.

The documentary film “The Disaster of the adolescent mothers” (52 mn) , directed by Benedicta Tariere Peretu, Ph.D. in sociology, and Yves Marie Kerlen, Ph.D. in medicine, is a follow-up to their documentary film “Mutilations, Women’s Cries”, screened at UNESCO Headquarters in 2008, also on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

While exploring the case of adolescent mothers, the film puts into focus maternal health problems and shows how early marriage and health concerns are interrelated. It moreover portrays new initiatives taken by the government of Niger to combat these problems.

The documentary pays tribute to women’s strength and survival skills, and sends a powerful message on the importance of respecting and promoting women’s rights.

The documentary will be followed by a debate with the film directors.


Details

Type of Event Film projection
Start 15.03.2010 09:00 local time
End 15.03.2010 11:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Majlöf, Anna Maria
Organizer UNESCO Bureau of Strategic Planning, Division for Gender Equality (BSP/GE)
Contact BSP/GE - 01 45 68 13 68 or gender.equality@unesco.org
Country France
City PARIS
Venue UNESCO Headquarters/Siège de l'UNESCO
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website International Women's Day 2010
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