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padVIDEO: <br><i>Against All Odds</i>: <br>Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis<br>

Co-produced By: Shebana Coelho & Rakhee Goyal
Edited By: Kim Connell, Rainlake Productions

(December 2006)

These are trying times for women in many parts of the world. War, violence, extremism, fundamentalism, and restrictive legislation are but the most striking of the hurdles women must overcome as they strive for the most rudimentary of rights. Against All Odds: Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis tells the story of women activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East who working in partnership have developed and implemented appropriate strategies to overcome these challenges. These women leaders speak of the ways and means of strengthening women’s movements by building alliances, sharing inter-generational experience and expertise, and devising contextual, culture-specific, grassroots-based approaches to empowering women and girls. (Running time: 28 minutes)

Speakers profiled include:
  • Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran/USA), Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership
  • Sakena Yacoobi (Afghanistan), Founder and Executive Director, Afghan Institute of Learning
  • Rose Shomali (Palestine), Director General, Women's Affairs Technical Committee
  • Aminata Touré (Senegal), Senior Technical Advisor, Culture, Gender, and Human Rights Branch, United Nations Population Fund
  • Jacqueline Pitanguy (Brazil), Founder and Director, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação
  • Joanna Kerr (Canada), Executive Director, Association for Women's Rights in Development
  • Lina Abou-Habib (Lebanon), Executive Director, Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action
  • Sindi Médar-Gould (Nigeria), Executive Director, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights
  • Şengül Akçar (Turkey), General Director, Foundation for the Support of Women's Work
  • Lina Quora (Jordan), Executive Director, Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan
  • Amina Lemrini (Morocco), Founding Member, Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc
  • Asma Khader (Jordan), Lawyer and General Coordinator, Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan
  • Marfua Tokhtakhodjaeva (Uzbekistan), Founder and Co-Director, Women's Resource Center of Tashkent
  • Enas El Shafie (Egypt), Executive Director, Forum for Women in Development
  • Malena de Montis (Nicaragua), Founder, El Centro para la Participación Democrática y el Desarrollo
  • Aminetou Mint El Mokhtar (Mauritania), President, Association des Femmes Chefs de Famille
  • Bunmi Dipo-Salami (Nigeria), Programme Director, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights
  • Rakhee Goyal (India/USA), Executive Director, Women's Learning Partnership

    Available on: DVD or VHS video tape in NTSC, PAL, or SECAM formats (English)

    VIDEO: Against All Odds:
    Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis

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