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Suffragette with Women@theTable @ ONU 6 October

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Suffragette and Political Panel at ONU

So pleased Women@theTable will be represented on the Panel on 'Women's Right To Vote -- Was it Enough To Change the Status Quo?'

AdCiné-ONU, in collaboration with the International Geneva Gender Champions Intiative, invites you to the screening of Suffragette on Thursday, 6 October 2016 at 5.30 p.m., in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilization Room (Room XX) at the Palais des Nations.

Inspired by real events, Suffragette depicts for the first time the story of “Suffragettes”, activists fighting for women’s right to vote (or women's suffrage) in the United Kingdom in the early 1900’s. 

Through this powerful tale of the violent struggle for equality, Suffragette underlines the need to break down gender barriers, in all spheres of society, including in the political world. Although the right to vote is at the centre of the story, the film also brings to light the different dimensions of gender imbalance and the persistence of long-standing inequalities. 

The screening of the movie, shown in English with French subtitles, will be followed by a debate on the theme Women and Politics: beyond the right to vote. 

Introductory remarks delivered by: 
Mr. Michael Møller
Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
and
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director of UN Women 

Panelists
Mr. Martin Chungong
Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union 
H.E. Walid Doudech 
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
Ms. Caitlin Kraft-Buchman
Founder / CEO of Women@TheTable
Ms. Christine Brautigam
Director of the Intergovernmental Support Division, UN Women

Moderated by 
Ms. Claire Somerville
Executive Director, Gender Centre at the Graduate Institute

Entry is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
If you do not hold a UN badge, send an email to cineONU@unog.ch with your first name and last name by 30 September 2016.

 

 

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