10/12/2017 07:00pm

Film screening and discussion – Water

This Human Rights Day, join us and UN Women in a conversation on the role that culture and traditional practices play in reinforcing gender stereotypes.

In 1938, Gandhi’s party is making inroads in women’s rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her parents, becomes a widow. By tradition, she is unceremoniously left at a bare and impoverished widows’ ashram, beside the Ganges during monsoon season. The ashram’s leader pimps out Kalyani, a young and beautiful widow, for household funds. Narayan, a follower of Gandhi, falls in love with her. Can she break with tradition and religious teaching to marry him? The ashram’s moral center is Shakuntala, deeply religious but conflicted about her fate. Can she protect Kalyani or Chuyia? Amid all this water, is rebirth possible or does tradition drown all?

Run time: 117 minutes

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/2R0pRl18js8

Non-members of UN Women: $10

Members: $5

Become a member: http://www.unwomen-nc.org.sg/be_a_member.acvx

Registration starts at 5:30 pm

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.

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