Screening and introduction Afghanistan in Belfast

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Queen’s University Women Graduates plan to mark International Women’s Day with a screening of a DVD entitled, ‘Peace Unveiled (Afghanistan)’, part of a comprehensive media initiative examining the roles of women in war and peace. The DVDs have been taken up by the International Federation of University Women (IFUW) and made available to Women Graduate Associations worldwide. Queen’s Women Graduates have invited the President of University Women of Europe (UWE), Edith Lommerse to introduce the screening. Edith saw recent service (2012-2013) in Afghanistan for the European Police Mission and is personally committed to the advancement of women. In her capacity as a member of a Dutch Association of University Women in Amsterdam she is a mentor for young members.

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Increasingly conflicts are brought about less often by states with large armies than by insurgent groups and warlords. Women are regularly victims of rape, repression and lack of education, often confined to the home. Yet women are also emerging as necessary partners in brokering peace.The complete series of Women, War and Peace highlights the stories of women in conflict zones such as Liberia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Colombia. Peace Unveiled follows three Afghan women, one of whom provides a case study in the fight for women’s rights against the background of hard line Taliban power.

The screening, to which you are cordially invited, will take place in the Auditorium of the McClay Library, Queen’s University, on Saturday 21st March 2015 at 10 30am.

Whilst there is no charge for the screening, morning coffee and scone will cost £3 and a Finger Buffet lunch £7.

For further information and a registration form, please contact:

LBoyce01@qub.ac.uk

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3 thoughts on “Screening and introduction Afghanistan in Belfast

    Evelyne D\AUZAC said:
    March 4, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Dear Edith,   It is wonderful to see you as a woman acting as a actor of peace: please receive all my congratulations.   Love from Evelyne         > Message du 04/03/15 18:18 > De : “University Women of EUROPE” > A : evelyne.dauzac@orange.fr > Copie à : > Objet : [New post] Screening and introduction Afghanistan in Belfast > >WordPress.com

    President University Women of EUROPE posted: “Queen’s University Women Graduates plan to mark International Women’s Day with a screening of a DVD entitled, ‘Peace Unveiled (Afghanistan)’, part of a comprehensive media initiative examining the roles of women in war and peace. The DVDs have been taken “

    contact@affdu.fr said:
    March 5, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Dear Edith,

    This sounds absolutely fabulous! I hope you will make that event known to Catherine Belle and IFUW (which is still IFUW until the middle of March…

    Best wishes for your intervention in Ireland,

    Evelyne

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