Event: Irish premiere of Girls From Earth

  • Date: 20/06/2017
  • Author: Priya Joshi
Everline, 25, East Pokot, Kenya, picture with her daughter. Credit: Jennifer Huxta/ActionAid

Join ActionAid Ireland for the Irish premiere of Girls From Earth this Sunday 25th June at 4pm in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This powerful new documentary explores the impact of female genital mutilation (FGM) through the eyes two young women. The documentary includes interviews with social workers, academics, a doctor, and decision makers in both Europe and Africa.

In addition, at the event we will be joined by three women’s rights leaders from Kenya. They will share compelling stories of progress made towards ending violence in their community. As a result of a programme funded by Irish Aid, their community has seen new instances of FGM decrease by 27% over the past five years.

Speakers at the Event

Cheposalawich Cholongosia used to be a cutter, meaning she carried out the practice on girls as young as ten years old. She is now a champion for ending the practice and has convinced three other cutters to abandon the practice.

Susan Cheyech Alukulem is a farmer and is the Chairlady of the local women’s network on a voluntary basis. As part of this role she accompanies survivors of FGM to the police, the children’s welfare office and school administrations. She trains and advises vulnerable girls and women. And she fosters vulnerable girls during school holidays.

Dinah Chepkemei Nyorsok is Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Capacity Building Coordinator with ActionAid Kenya. She established the Kongelai women’s network which now has over 1,000 women who are helping fight female genital mutilation.

About the Event

When: Sunday 25th June 2017

What time: 4pm

Where: Flimbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

How much: Free

Book your free ticket on Eventbrite. 

Image caption: Everline, 25, East Pokot, Kenya, picture with her daughter. Credit: Jennifer Huxta/ActionAid

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