Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey

About the film:

In the last two decades, emphasis on military-centered security has given rise to unprecedented challenges for human rights defenders. The push for “hard security” has increasingly taken priority over human rights protections at all levels of governance and policy making. This approach has failed to promote peace or guarantee individual safety or national security.

Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey chronicles the history of the human rights movement and explores the need for a holistic understanding of universal human rights. It presents a compelling case on why human rights should be placed at the center of national and international policy making.

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Screenings:

December 10, 2015: Screening at Busboys and Poets @ TAKOMA

September 14, 2015: The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security

March 10, 2015: Rethinking Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century; Press Release

 
FEATURED IN THE FILM:

LINA ABOU-HABIB
Executive Director
Collective for Research and Training
on Development–Action (CRTD-A)
Lebanon

 No amount of security, by itself, will save us from terrorism. What we need is to bring about change - real change. It has to come through education; it has to come through empowering people; it has to come through alleviating poverty. There are so many means of bringing knowledge to people, bringing a sense of oneness with the other, a sense of empathy. The answer is action, solidarity, and idealism.
— Mahnaz Afkhami, President, WLP
 

MAHNAZ AFKHAMI
Founder & President
Women’s Learning Partnership
Iran/USA

RADHIKA BALAKRISHNAN
Executive Director
Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University
USA

CHARLOTTE BUNCH
Founding Director & Senior Scholar
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Rutgers University
USA

YAKIN ERTÜRK
Former member of the Council of Europe:
Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)
Former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
Turkey

ASMA KHADER
Senator in the Parliament of Jordan
Secretary General of the Jordanian
National Commission for Women
Jordan

IAIN LEVINE
Deputy Executive Director
Human Rights Watch
USA

GAY MCDOUGALL
Professor of International Law, Fordham University School of Law
Former UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues
USA

THORAYA OBAID
Member of the Shura Council of Saudi Arabia
Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
Saudi Arabia

JACQUELINE PITANGUY
Founder and President, CEPIA
Former Minister of Women’s Affairs of Brazil
Brazil

MARY ROBINSON
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Change
Former President of Ireland
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ireland

Rainlake Productions
Director: Deb Bergeron / Producers: Deb Bergeron, Kim Connell & Kelly Sheehan
Design: Xanthus Design, Washington, DC
© Copyright 2015 Women’s Learning Partnership
ISBN 978-1-939525-68-0

Running time: 26 minutes

 

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