Tall as the Baobab Tree - Discussion Bride or Bridesmaid?
Tall as the Baobab Tree
When & where?
zondag 24 maart 2013 - 19:30
Daphne Bunskoek in discussion on child marriage with Minister Lilianne Ploumen, a representative from Girls Not Brides and Monique van 't Hek, Plan Netherlands
Panel: Bride or Bridesmaid?
Your wedding the most beautiful day of your life? Not if you're twelve years old and married off to a much older man. Every year 10 million underage girls are married off!
After the screening Daphne Bunskoek discusses the issue of child marriages with:
- Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen. She sees herself as the Minister of Chances and Possibilities.
- Girls Not Brides, an initiative of The Elders, an independent group of global leaders, chaired by Desmond Tutu. He said: “We can end child marriage in a generation.”
- Monique van ‘t Hek, director Plan Nederland: she helps girls in developing countries: " Investing in girls is the smartest way to break the downward spiral of poverty.
- With photography of Stephanie Sinclair, World Press Photo 2012 winner with Child Brides.