5th Meeting with Women that Change the World

From 13th to 22nd March 2015 in Segovia (La Cárcel Centro de Creación. Avda. Juan Carlos I s/n)
Festival Internacional de Cinemes Africans de Barcelona (FICAB). Del 22 al 25 de mayo 2018 en Barcelona
The 5th Meeting with Women that change the world is a space for reflection, debate and denunciationof the reality of women in different parts of the world and from different areas.

This meeting returns to Segovia for another year to create a series of face-to-face talks on stage and show the reality of women in different parts of the world and from different areas through this 5th Meeting to be held from 13th to 22nd March 2015 in the La Cárcel Centro de Creación (Avda. Juan Carlos I s / n) and in which Casa África is again present providing the participation of the Ugandan activist Victoria Nyanjura, who will be interviewed by Rosa Maria Calaf  on Saturday 14th March at 12.30 p.m. in a discussion entitled "Women used as weapons of war. From slaves to drivers of change."

Victoria Nyanjura is an assistant of the Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP), which works with communities affected by war and also coordinates the Advocacy Network for Women, a forum where women affected by war come together to advocate for recognition of gender violence inflicted on them during the war in northern Uganda. This network was instrumental in promoting a petition recently submitted to the Parliament of Uganda requesting a repair to these victims. It was signed by more than 1,000 women affected by the war and resulted in a resolution that was unanimously approved.

Nyanjura grew up in northern Uganda and at the age of 14 was kidnapped by a paramilitary group and like many women was used as a weapon of war. Victoria was raped and forced into marriage, becoming one of the many victims who are deprived in the most cruel and violent way of their most basic human and fundamental rights.

Despite her traumatic youth, she managed to continue her studies and earned a degree in Development Studies in 2014. She now uses her skills and life experience to promote sustainable peace through JRP, which has earned her being named one of the 1000 peace women in the world.

Her dialogue with Rosa Maria Calaf, a Spanish veteran journalist with many years of experience as a correspondent, is, like the rest that Segovia offers us year after year, something not to be missed, because it will show a reality that is as hard as it is silenced.

For more information and other dialogues, consult the meeting's programme.

 
 
 
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