Film Screening and Panel


NGO CSW Forum - Parallel Event


as per recommendation by the UN Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO)

March 13, 2:30 pm

Church Centre for the UN

8th floor

Dr.Ruchira Gupta

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Cathleen De Kerchove  - Enfants  de Panzi

Dayna Ash 

Cynthia Lopez

Climate, Violence and the Environment: Women Paying the Price



Church Centre for the UN

8th floor


Screening of short films followed by a panel discussion.


  • Cynthia Lopez - Executive Director of New York Women in Film & Television.

  • Ruchira Gupta - Founder-president of Indian anti-sex-trafficking organization, Apne Aap Women Worldwide.

  • Dayna Ash - NGO CSW 2020 Women of Distinction awardee - cultural and social activist, playwright, performance poet.

  • Cathleen de Kerchove - Founder Les Enfants de Panzi, The Children of Panzi

Moderated by Nora Armani - Founding Artistic Director SRFF

Short Films on Climate change and Women

Caused by a combination of global warming and climate change, the 2010 Pakistan floods were the worst natural disaster in Pakistan's history. The film addresses the increasing impact of climate change on displacement.

Like No Other| Aziz Ahmed |USA, Pakistan| 11' |2019

 Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women calling for an end to sexual violence in conflict.

Mother, Daughter, Sister | Jeanne Marie Hallacy | USA, Bangladesh, Myanmar| 03' | 2018

Marital Rape exists- Yes consensual sex does exists between a husband and a wife.  Marriage won't normalize or humanize rape.. Be a woman who looks up to the sky.

Fly High طيري| Fatma Racha Shehadeh|Lebanon|

06:29' | 2019

On December 24 in the middle of the afternoon, Alexandra, 35, makes an important decision that will change her life : leaving her marital home with her 7-year-old daughter Léa. 

Leaving to Live| David Rodrigues|France | 0:7:48' | 2019

As the world grapples with a growing sense of unease, with an urgent need for mindset change, three-year-olds Martin and Anele are learning a new subject of kindness and empathy in a world that values competitiveness over kindness

Ending Violence| Rose Archer|New Zealand, Bostwana, UK|15:05' | 2019

In partnership with:

NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and TV) & Apne Aap Women Worldwide

Academic institutions: Film&Media Department @Hunter CollegeLebanese American University. Media partner: GO Magazine.