“A Girl in the River” by Sharmeen Obaid gets huge reception at UN Show
NEW YORK: A screening show of “A Girl in the River” by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was held at UN to a packed-to-capacity hall which got a huge reception.
The audiences appreciated the film and also hold a panel discussion about the story.
The show was organized by Pakistan’s Mission to UN at the 60th annual session of Commission on Status of Women (CSW).
Pakistan Ambassador to UN Dr. Maleeha Lodhi and Pakistan delegation that is in New York for the meeting of CSW also participated in the show.
Maleeha Lodhi claimed that the film conveyed a message to the whole world against the honour killing and showed the status of women.
She claimed that PM Nawaz Sharif watched the film and decided to take action against honour killing and ordered to establish a law for women empowerment.
She claimed that Punjab Assembly adopted a bill to protect women from violence including domestic, sexual, psychological, emotional, economic and verbal.
She also claimed that it is a biggest challenge to the world to change the attitudes of societies.
She also introduced Raheela Durrani as first female speaker of Balochistan Assembly which was lauded by the audience.