Tuesday, May 26, 2009

FW: [ncwu-members] Join Ipas for a special film event in Durham

Editor’s Note: NASW-NC is a member of NC Women United:

Dear NC Women United Members,

As Ipas’s representative to NC Women United, I’m pleased to invite you to join us for a special showing of our new documentary film, Not Yet Rain. The invitation is below, and we hope that you will pass this along to others who might be interested. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Margaret Barrett

Not Yet Rain,” a Lisa Russell film in association with Ipas, explores abortion in Ethiopia through the voices of women who have struggled to find the care that they need. The film, which is about 20-minutes-long, is available for free download and viewing at www.notyetrain.org.

For those of you who are in the Triangle area, we hope that you will join Ipas and our cosponsors, the Archive for Human Rights at Duke University Libraries and Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, for a screening event on Thursday, June 11, at 7:00 pm. The event will include food and wine, an opportunity to view the film on the big screen, and a discussion moderated by Ipas Executive Vice President Anu Kumar, Ipas Africa Region Manager Shirley Owino, and Kirsten Sherk, Co-Producer of the film;

Every year, millions of women around the world risk their lives to end unintended pregnancies. While a law enacted in 2006 marked great progress toward reproductive freedom in Ethiopia, “Not Yet Rain” shows that changing the law is just the first step; much more needs to be done as women continue to die from unsafe abortions. Until women are aware of their rights, and health-care professionals have the training, equipment, and will to perform abortions, unsafe abortion will remain a problem. Training for health workers and increased availability of care could save the lives of women in Ethiopia and around the world.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email notyetrain@ipas.org. Although an RSVP is not required, it will help us to know how many guests we should expect.

Ipas is an international organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce abortion-related deaths and injuries. We believe that women everywhere must have the opportunity to determine their futures, care for their families and manage their fertility.


Here is a link for detailed directions to the Durham Arts Council


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