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Award winning documentary Honor Diaries www.honordiaries.com had its global launch in March. Honor Diaries was screened in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, New York and at the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Its Toronto screening is on March 30, 2014 at Colossus Woodbridge ,Famous Players Cineplex, 3555 Highway 7 West at Hwy 400, Vaughan, ON L4L 6B1.
Honor Diaries features nine courageous women’s rights advocates with connections to Muslim-majority societies who are engaged in a dialogue about gender inequality.
These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.
The film gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to expose the paralyzing political correctness that prevents many from identifying, understanding and addressing this international human rights disaster. Freedom of movement, the right to education, forced marriage, and female genital mutilation are some of the systematic abuses explored in depth.
Spurred by the Arab Spring, women who were once silent are starting to speak out about gender inequality and are bringing visibility to a long history of oppression. This project draws together leading women’s rights activists and provides a platform where their voices can be heard and serves as inspiration to motivate others to speak out.
More than a movie, Honor Diaries is a movement meant to inspire viewers to learn more about issues facing women in Muslim-majority societies, and to act for change.