The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is less than a month away, which means the Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict is kicking into high gear and planning several events!
One of these is the upcoming premiere of Seeds of Hope by award-winning BBC/Al Jazeera filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies. On May 28, the film will be screened at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St.) in Ottawa at 6:30pm and followed by a panel discussion on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
Seeds of Hope is feature-length documentary that explores how one woman shines a beacon of hope for survivors of rape in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Masika Katsuva, herself a survivor, has built a centre providing medical, practical and psychological support which has helped over 6,000 women and children. Together, they cultivate crops of maize and beans, and share their experiences, to heal and rebuild their lives and to plant their seeds of hope.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies, Senator Mobina Jaffer and Nobel Women’s Initiative Executive Director Liz Bernstein, and will be moderated by CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld.
Please join us for this free event!
More details are available on Facebook.
The evening is presented by the British High Commission in Ottawa and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict ahead of the UK’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict from June 10-13, 2014.