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1998. Seven weeks before winning the Miss World Competition, Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy. She was 18…
Brave Miss World follows her journey, from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.
(Source: Brave Miss World About Page)
For more information on the documentary, visit http://www.bravemissworld.com/.
1. The Environmental Defense Fund
2. Women Under Siege
3. Human Rights Watch
4. American Jewish World Service
5. Freedom House
6. Las Damas de Blanco
8. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
9. Mercy Corps
10. Equality Now
11. Partners in Health
Read the article at 11 human rights groups to support if you’re looking for better karma in 2014 | GlobalPost.
“5. In the developing world, one child in four is stunted, meaning that their physical and mental growth is impaired because of inadequate nutrition.”
10 Hunger Facts For 2014 | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme – Fighting Hunger Worldwide
“Anyone who has witnessed the majesty of orcas in the ocean will understand how unethical and outdated the Shamu shows really are. Killer whale families stay together for life, and in many populations, the males never leave their mother’s side. They possess culture, compassion, and means of communication. They swim up to 100 miles per day, and the males’ towering dorsal fins almost never collapse, as opposed to those of 100 percent of adult males in captivity.” – David Kirby
Read the rest of the article at http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/12/30/seaworlds-very-rotten-year
SeaWorld’s Very Rotten Year
“Over the past three decades Iran has been named by human rights organizations such as Amnesty International for having one of the worst records on women’s rights in the world. Iran’s judicial system is based on Sharia law. Under Sharia laws (or under Iranian government’s particular interpretation of it), women’s testimony in court is worth half of that of man; custody rights for mothers are systematically disregarded; women cannot become judges, ambassadors or presidents; exposure of any part of women’s body other than hands and face is subject to 70 lashes or 60 days imprisonment.
These are only a few laws that target the rights and freedoms of women of Iran. Despite these, Iranian women constitute one of the most vibrant and progressive gender demographics in the Middle East. 60% of university students are women. 40% of Iranian filmmakers are women. Many of the most influential Iranian writers and poets are women. More importantly, women are on the forefront of the most powerful human rights and women’s rights advocacy campaigns in Iran. How has that happened? How have women managed to fight back in the heart of a bitterly theocratic state? Who are these women? What are their stories?
Women on the Front Line tries to answer these questions by talking to women’s rights activists who have been in the thick of struggle for gender equality in Iran.”
Writers: Sheema Kalbasi and Hossein Fazeli
Director: Hossein Fazeli
Interviewees: Mehrangiz Kar, Aida Saadat, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Noam Chomsky…
Watch the entire documentary at http://www.reelcontent.org/films/women_on_the_front_line.
“Rebel Music is a powerful new six-part series that looks into the lives of young people who are using art and music to ignite change around the world. Each episode highlights a new group of fearless youth who are risking their lives today in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.”
Visit Rebel Music at http://rebelmusic.com/