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Free Screening & Performance for International Safe Cities for Women Day

Imageedited Monday 18th May, 6pm

To mark the first international Safe Cities for Women Day, ActionAid is hosting a free screening of the film Cairo 678 in Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 on Monday 18th May at 6pm.

 

The film tells the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.

 

Before the film, ActionAid will also present the first performance of the play Five Women. Written by Irish playwright Alan Flanagan, Produced by No Drama and Directed by At Large Theatre; the play draws on five fictional women’s stories to highlight everyday violence and harassment of women in public spaces.

 

ActionAid Ireland’s Campaigns Coordinator Jo-Ann Enright said Women must be free to go to work, to university, to use public transport and live their lives without fearing abuse or harassment. We believe that by becoming visible, violence and harassment will stop being tolerated or ignored; international Safe Cities for Women Day gives people everywhere the chance to stand up against violence in public spaces.” 

 

There will also be opportunities on the evening to take actions as part of the campaign, in solidarity with women across the globe.

 

Admission Free. Tickets will be available on the door or through Eventbrite.

 

 

ActionAid Ireland was established in 1983; their sole objective is to support poor and vulnerable people in their fight for a better life. ActionAid Ireland directly funds programmes in six countries, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi in Africa and Nepal, Vietnam and Cambodia in Asia. ActionAid’s particular focus is on women’s rights and education, which it sees these as key drivers of change around the world.