The Juba Gender Based Violence Film Festival

 
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Summary

From 9-11h December 2013, Forum for Community Change and Development (FOFCOD) will hold the 1st Juba Gender based violence Human Rights Film Festival to mark the sixteen days of activism against Gender Based violence and mark international Human rights Day. The festival will screen 9 Gender based violence human rights related films and will be followed by often passionate and emotional discussions about women's rights and how to report violence against women.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In South Sudan, Sexual and Gender Based Violence is a very serious problem. Information available indicates that defilement is amongst the top crimes in over 70% of counties the country. For instance in a report by the Yei County Probation officer & Police Child &Family Protection Office (CFPO) indicate that on average 75 GBV related cases are reported & handled every month. The CFPO indicate that rape & defilement was the second leading crime of GBV nature registering 30 cases per month.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Juba gender based violence film festival is aimed at increasing the levels of public responsiveness to the perpetual problem in the country. It's aimed at affirming that gender based violence is not just a women's issue and that men and women must operate in partnership in order to eradicate it. The occasion is an opportunity for the public to engage in open discussions about the menace that many often find thorny to talk about.

Potential Long Term Impact

To encourage public discussion on the often taboo topic of violence against women by having people watch powerful films and get them to discuss about it and find solutions.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

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Village Earth

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
http://villageearth.org/

Project Leader

David Bartecchi

Fort Collins, COLORADO United States

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