Bringing to Spotlight the Rights of Children at the 8th Ethiopian Film Festival

What: UNICEF screens short documentary followed by media roundtable on Children’s rights
When: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 4:00PM- 6:00PM
Who: Panelist from UNICEF Ethiopia
Mr Ibrahim Sesay – Child Protection Specialist
Ms. Tabeyin Gedlu –Gender and Development Specialist, Focal Person on
Harmful Traditional Practices
Ms. Hiwot Gebeyehu – Gender and Child Rights Officer
Where: Addis Ababa, Italian Cultural Institute
Background: The 8th edition of the Ethiopian International Film Festival is being held from 25 November to 2 December 2013 in Addis Ababa. The festival is expected to screen both national and international film producers in a week long programme encompassing International Organizations, embassies, NGOs, civil societies and other interest groups to premier their productions and draw a wide range of discussions on issues relevant to their field.

The film festival comes at a time when UNICEF Ethiopia is celebrating Universal Children’s Day – the anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year UNICEF urges a much stronger light be shone on the millions of children in every country and at every level of society who are victims of violence and abuse that continue to go unnoticed and under-reported. The 8th Ethiopian film Festival is a great opportunity to promulgate children’s rights and protection issues to the public using documentaries and other film genres as a channel.

http://www.unicef.org/ethiopia

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