Oct 11 is International Day of the Girl Child, and we are honoured to sponsor a special screening of the documentary “On Her Shoulders”.
On Her Shoulders tells the story of a multi-layered and selfless activist who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village as she becomes an essential voice in the fight to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad is a 23-year-old lifeline to the Yazidi community. A survivor of the 2014 atrocities against the Yazidi in northern Iraq, Nadia escaped sexual slavery at the hands of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and witnessed the murder of those closest to her. With the love of her people propelling her forward, Nadia is determined to turn her pain into international action. She now shoulders immense burdens as a key public figure whose supporters are pushing her further into the spotlight – from testifying at the United Nations Security Council and having endless meetings with government officials, to giving soul-baring media interviews and emotionally draining speeches.
Funds from the screening will go to Zonta International, a global organisation dedicated to advancing the status of women and envisioning a world where no woman lives in fear of violence. To view Zonta International advocacy and service projects that work to prevent violence or support victims of violence see: https://zontasaysno.com/
To buy tickets to this charity screening on Friday 11 Oct at Lendlease, Sydney click: https://lnkd.in/gdaRJna.
Grazing boards and Bubbly will be served on the evening and there will be special guest speakers.