Europe Direct Information Center Nicosia is organizing a movie screening “Facing the Dragon” on 13 December 2019, Friday at 19:00 at the Home for Cooperation on the occasion of Human Rights Day. The event is organised in collaboration with the Home for Cooperation, Association for Historical Dialogue and Research, Embassy of the Netherlands, European Commission Representation in Cyprus and The Home Café.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of Zelia Gregoriou and Yetin Arslan. The event will be followed by a live performance by the Amalgamation Choir and a reception. The event is open to public and free of entrance. The movie will be screened in its original language in Dari with English Subtitles.
Human Rights Day is commemorated every year on 10 December as it is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
About the film Facing the Dragon:
The filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi joins two awe-inspiring women on the front lines in Afghanistan: Nilofar, a successful doctor-turned-member of parliament, driven in her mission to secure peace and well-being for women; and Shakila, a top investigative journalist committed to exposing the truth about what is happening in her troubled country. Under increasing threats of violence, these two women are forced to choose between their sense of duty and love for Afghanistan, and the safety of their families.
Winner of the 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival Nestor Almendros award for courage in filmmaking.
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini issued the following statement:
"Ending violence against women and girls requires a firm commitment not only at institutional level. It requires a broad involvement of international organisations, of NGOs, of the civil society at large. And most of all of men.
So our goal stays clear: eliminate violence against women and girls. The EU will stay at the forefront of this international mobilisation to defend the rights of every woman and every girl to live free and safe. We do it for our future and for our present because women are the pillar of just, open, developed and democratic societies, and nothing should deprive them of the freedom to play their role freely and safely.”
The European Union has put substantial measures in place to end such violence, including:
The EU's Victims' Rights Directive ensures more and better rights for victims of crimes and specialised support for victims of sexual or gender–based violence.
The Commission is in the process of concluding the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme helps tackle violence against women and children through funding grassroots projects focusing on prevention of gender-based violence, supporting victims and women and girls at risk, training of professionals and capacity building of services.
For more info click https://ec.europa.eu/cyprus/news/20191122_1_en
Violence against women takes many different forms, ranging from intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and online abuse to honour-related violence, female genital mutilation and can ultimately lead to femicide. Gender-based violence takes place at home, at work, at school, in the street or online. It affects the victims’ health and well-being, and it restricts their possibility to thrive in society, in education and employment. Combatting violence against women, through legislative and policy measures, financial support and awareness raising, is a priority for the European Commission.
You can access the Factsheet: EU action to combat violence against women - 2019 at https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/factsheet-eu_action_to_combat_violence_against_women-2019.pdf
We organized a series of four successful workshops focusing on Climate Change at High schools in Nicosia in October and November. Experts on environmental issues made presentations concentrating on the Climate Action by the European Commission.
The Europe Direct Information Center Nicosia, the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs and the Department of Politics and Governance organized a debate on Future of Europe on 19th of November at the University of Nicosia.
Below, you can find the link for EU Competitive Programmes. Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, HORIZON 2020, CREATIVE EUROPE, CONNECTING EUROPE FACILITY and more!
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