March 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC-5
Forced Marriage in the U.S.: A Screening of Knots and Discussion With Its Stars
As the United Nations launches the (virtual) 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women — the world’s largest annual gathering on women’s rights — we are launching a parallel event.
Forced and child marriage are human rights abuses that remain legal in most of the United States, impacting mostly women and girls. These abuses often mean a lifetime of rape, abuse and domestic servitude, and the loss of reproductive and financial rights.
Let’s hear directly from three U.S. forced marriage survivors whose stories are chronicled in the award-winning, feature-length-length documentary film Knots. We’ll watch the film together, then Mabel van Oranje of Girls Not Brides will moderate a discussion with the three survivors and the film producer how eradicating forced and child marriage is necessary to achieve gender equality.
You can register here: https://www.unchainedatlast.org/knots-at-csw65/