Tonight at 19.30 hrs after the screening of Tall as the Baobab Tree at Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 6, Dutch tv host Daphne Bunskoek will host a discussion on child marriage with Minister Lilianne Ploumen, a representative from Girls Not Brides and Monique van 't Hek, Plan Netherlands.
The film tells the story of a Senegalese village, where modern life cautiously makes an entrance. The sisters
Coumba and Debo are the first in their family to go to school. But when their
brother has an accident, father wants to marry off the youngest daughter in
order to pay the brother's medical expenses. Coumba is fiercely opposed to the
plan and does everything she can to prevent the forced marriage of her little
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: