Velvet Revolution in New York
IAWRT will be screening parts of the 2017 documentary Velvet Revolution about women making news in the face of adversity, at a parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) being held in New York.
The IAWRT event this year is complementary to the CSW61 theme. Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work. The NGO CSW Forum Parallel Event is entitled Women Making News in the Changing World of Work.
The 2017 documentary had its world premiere at the Asia Women Film Festival in Delhi in the first week of March 2017. (pic producer Nupur Basu centre with IAWRT India members Chandita Mukherjee and DepikaSharma) Documentaty Project details here.
The documentary focuses on dangerous zones such as the Philippines, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh along with challenges for Dalit women in India.
IAWRT President Gunilla Ivarsson will introduce IAWRT’s continuing work with gender equality in the media and how we use the results of the Gender Mainstreaming Project report.
The panel will involve Indian executive producer Nupur Basu and a local producer from the Philippines, Milan Ilang Ilang Quijano as well as Sherine Tadros, the head of Amnesty International’s New York (UN) Office and freelance Zimbabwean web journalist and IAWRT board member, Violet Gonda.
The event, alongside the 61st Session of the UN Comission on the Status of Women will be held 10.30 am March 16, 2017 at the Armenian Convention Center (Cultural Center) 630 2nd Ave, New York.