HRC21 side-event – Women’s ESC Rights: a CHOICE in the Himalayas (film projection and discussion) on 20 September
20 September – 16:00-18:00
Room XVII – Palais des Nations
This 67-minutes film portrays the lives of women of a remote village of the Indian Himalayas, notably following a young lady called Hema. Avani, a local NGO, has proposed to install solar panels and thus bring modernity to the village. In order to finance this modernization, Avani encourages women to restart weaving, a traditional craft that is thus revived and that changes the life of these women…
The film will be presented by Catherine Addor-Confino, filmmaker. Over the past 13 years, Catherine has spent half of her time in this region, immersing herself in the local culture and slowly building strong relationships with these women.
The film projection will be followed by an interactive discussion on women’s empowerment in a context of poverty, modernization and rural exodus.
Co-Sponsors: International Council of Women (ICW) & Make Mothers Matter International (MMM Int.)