Human Rights Films Nights: The Girls of Meru

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Over five years, acclaimed filmmaker Andrea Dorfman follows the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of the girls of Meru and their brave steps toward meaningful equality for girls worldwide.

In Kenya, one in three girls will experience sexual violence before age 18, yet police investigations are the exception. In The Girls of Meru, a multinational team led by Canadian lawyer Fiona Sampson and Tumaini Shelter head Mercy Chidi Baidoo builds the case of 11 girls to pursue an unheard of legal tactic. Together they created legal history.

Presented by Amnesty International Toronto Film Team and the Action Network for Women’s Human Rights

The film will be followed by a Q&A with guest speakers: Fiona Sampson, The Equality Effect and film director Andrea Dorfman

When: Thursday, November 22nd, 7pm (doors open 6:30pm)
Where: Imagine Cinemas Carlton, Toronto
Cost: Tickets: $10, available at the door