To mark International Human Rights Defenders Day, the United Nations Regional Information Centre, the Human Rights Regional Office for Europe, and the European Union invited you to the screening of: ‘Jaha’s Promise’.
Like most other girls in Gambia, Jaha Dukureh experienced genital mutilation when she was very young. Her marriage was arranged when she was eight, and as a 15-year-old she got married to a 40-year-old man in New York. Jaha’s Promise is a touching story about a young girl’s struggle to take control of her own body, and about having the courage to confront her father, the politicians and the community that surrounds her.
For more on the film click here.
The film was followed by a panel discussion with special guest: