International Women’s Development Agency Fundraiser

Join IWDA at the end of April in cities around Australia to see The Lady, a film about the life of Burmese democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. The film tells a poignant story of one of the world’s most prominent prisoners of conscience and her ties to her family and nation.

Screenings will take place on April 30 in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney, on April 27 in Perth, and on May 7 in Newcastle.

Net proceeds from the night will directly support the Crisis and Resource Centre of the Palaung Women’s Organisation, which supports women facing trafficking and violence on the Thai Burma border. Read about the Crisis and Resource Centre on the IWDA website. You can also read the recent PWO report “Stolen Lives: Human trafficking from Palaung areas of Burma to China” to understand more of the important work that PWO does.

The title of the film, The Lady, is the name by which Aung San Suu Kyi is known by the Burmese people who see her as a beacon of courage against the odds, and who risked incurring the wrath of the authorities for publicly uttering her name.

Join us at the end of April and show your support for PWO and the women who have faced trafficking and violence on the Thai Burma border. Screenings in additional cities are also being planned – follow IWDA on Facebook to stay informed.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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