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On March 20, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) will host a film screening of "A Letter to the President," produced by Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat. The film is the first to be produced by an Afghan woman filmmaker after the fall of the Taliban regime, and was the Afghanistan submission for the foreign-language Oscar. The film highlights the challenges Afghan women face in dealing with the Afghan justice system, showing how Afghan women navigate the inconsistencies of the Afghan legal system and Islamic, statutory and customary rules. Protection of women's rights and women's access to justice remain extremely limited in Afghanistan today. Few Afghan women resort to state mechanisms or services. Deeply ingrained social norms dissuade women from asserting their rights. Reporting abuses would trigger social stigmatization and the loss of social or economic safety nets. Women predominantly address their justice needs within their families or communities, but even then, a number of normative, consequential, and practical barriers prevent women from seeking or receiving justice. The event will begin with brief remarks from Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S Roya Rahmani. Following the screening will be a discussion and question and answer session with filmmaker Roya Sadat, moderated by USIP's Belquis Ahmadi. Take part in the conversation on twitter with #Roya. For more information please contact Matthew Parkes at msparkes@usip.org. Panelists Roya Rahmani, opening remarks Afghanistan Ambassador to the United States  Belquis Ahmadi, moderator  Senior Program Officer, Asia Center, U.S. Institute of Peace Roya Sadat Producer of "A Letter to the President" 
  • Start:March 20, 2019
  • End:March 20, 2019
  • Recurring
  • Where:United States Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20593
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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