Even a Bird Needs a Nest
vrijdag 22 maart 2013 - 19:15
Q&A met activist Tep Vanny, Mu Sochua en de regisseurs Christine Chansou and Vincent Trintignant-Corneau. Moderator is Gea Wijers.
Tep Vanny - ‘Vrouwen van het meer’, worden ze genoemd. Het is een sprookjesachtige naam die geen recht doet aan de ontberingen van de vrouwen die vechten voor hun woningen langs het Boeung Kak-meer. Een van de ‘leading ladies’ is Tep Vanny, geportretteerd in Even a Bird Needs a Nest, zegt: ‘Als we vandaag niet strijden, zullen we morgen sterven.’ Lees meer over Tep Vanny.
Mu Sochua (born May 15, 1954) is an elected Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) opposition member of the Cambodian parliament and a mother of three children. In 2005, she received the Leadership Award in Washington, DC, from the Vital Voices Foundation, co-founded by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2002 she mobilized 12,000 women candidates to run for commune elections, with over 900 women winning and still actively promoting the women's agenda at the grass-roots level. In that same year she helped create and pass the Prevention of Domestic Violence Bill, which imposes severe penalties on marital rape and abuse of minors. Her work in Cambodia also includes campaigns with men to end domestic violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS; working for the rights of female entrepreneurs; working for labor laws that provide fair wages and safe working conditions for female workers; and working for the development of communities for squatters with schools, health centers, sanitation, and employment.
Gea Wijers - After spending two years in Cambodia as a strategy- and management advisor to the Ministry of Environment, Gea Wijers (1972) is now working on her PhD research inquiring into Cambodian returnees as institutional entrepreneurs. She is part of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’ Centre for Comparative Social Science (CCSS). Her research is part of an integrated programme entitled: “Competing hegemons. Foreign dominated processes of development in Cambodia” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Social Research’ (NWO) Science for Global Development department (WOTRO). This programme’s strategy is based on the practice of building capacity in Cambodian higher education in a partnership between the Faculty of Social Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam and the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia.