San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The British Embassy in Washington and the Brookings Institution are proud to sponsor a public screening of an hour-long PBS documentary called I Came to Testify. The documentary tells the story of a group of Bosnian women who were imprisoned and raped by Serb-leb forces during the conflict in the Balkans in 1990s. These women made history by bravely taking the witness stand in international court, where sexual assault against women was prosecuted as a crime against humanity for the first time. Their testimony helped result in a landmark verdict that led to new laws about sexual violence in war.
From June 10-13th, the UK will host the Global Summit for Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Summit (which will be the largest ever gathering on this subject) aims to create irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and displacement situations, and to secure practical action that impacts those on the ground. The Summit takes place in London but will be truly international, with additional events around the world to help raise awareness and permanently change global attitudes.
In the run-up to the summit, this documentary screening will take place on June 9th. From 6:30-7:00pm, there will be a reception with light food and drinks. The documentary will be shown from 7:00-8:00pm. Following the screening, we will hold a Q&A session with Pamela Hogan, the documentary’s director, moderated by Patrick Davies, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy. All are welcome to join, but space is limited so please RSVP by registering through this page.
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