Wednesday, 25 November 2015

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The documentary “The Threshold of the Desert” will be screened on 2 October at an event, organized by the S&D Group of the European Parliament (EP), starting at 15h in EP.

This documentary tells the story of AZIZ NAJAT who is part of the very limited 15% of women who are economically active population in rural areas of Morocco. She has crossed the threshold of her house, has gone out to work to generate resources and streamline her environment. Her daily struggle for autonomy is an act of self-empowerment within a traditional Islamic Society that predominantly confines women roles and activities to the domestic sphere. Najat and other women are facing with dignity, effort and the collaboration of several international organizations, their difficult social and geographical environment, defying with new proposals the desert and some of their traditions.


Prior to the screening, MEP Corina Creta will make some introductory remarks.  After the screening, the Director of the Film will present the film project, followed by a speech from one of the main protagonist of the documentary and a subsequent panel discussion/debate including representatives from the European Parliament, OECD, United Nations, Anna Lindh Foundation, World Bank.

The event will take place in  Room 3G3, Rue Wiertz 60, European Parliament.  More info can be found here:

To attendplease registersending an emailwith your name, surname, I.D. data (remember to bring the ID with you to access the Parliament premises on Oct. 2nd) to:

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