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FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
ended
Jun
29
Saturday, June 29, 2013 | 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Bukit Panjang Community Centre
Bukit Panjang Community Club (CC), 8 Pending Rd, 678295 ‎

* Member rate: Free
* Non-member rate: $5

Date :: Saturday, 29 June, 2013

Time :: 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm

Venue :: Bukit Panjang Community Centre

Cost :: Members - Free (Non members - $5)

About the film

Born into Brothels, by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, Born into Brothels is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes.

About the speakers

Dr. Sunitha Krishnan

Impassioned by the silence surrounding the sex-trafficking epidemic, Sunitha Krishnan co-founded Prajwala, or 'eternal flame,' a group in Hyderabad that rescues women from brothels and educates their children to prevent second-generation prostitution. Prajwala runs 17 schools throughout Hyderabad for 5,000 children and has rescued more than 2,500 women from prostitution, 1,500 of whom Dr. Krishnan personally liberated. At its Asha Niketan center, Prajwala helps young victims prepare for a self-sufficient future.

Dr. Krishnan has sparked India's anti-trafficking movement by coordinating government, corporations and NGOs. She forged NGO-corporate partnerships with companies like Amul India, Taj Group of Hotels and Heritage Hospitals to find jobs for rehabilitated women. In collaboration with UN agencies and other NGOs, she established printing and furniture shops that have rehabilitated some 300 survivors. Dr. Krishnan works closely with the government to define anti-trafficking policy, and her recommendations for rehabilitating sex victims have been passed into state legislation.

Samanthe Eulette

Samanthe has conducted research on the impact of civil society accountability on foreign assistance, human rights, and international law. She has interned for the National Endowment of Democracy and for the US government in Japan and France. She also has studied human trafficking in Southeast Asia for the last four years.

After completing her studies, she joined the Foreign Service and served as a consular officer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 2010 until 2012. She is currently a political officer in Singapore.

 

RSVP to erni.salleh@unifem.org.sg with your name, number of pax attending, email and contact number.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


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