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Screening of 'A Path to Dignity' at UN in New York
Cover of DVD 'A Path to Dignity'
Cambridge, 5 December 2012 -- The documentary film A Path to Dignity will be screened at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 12 December as part of the Human Rights Day 2012 celebrations. A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children (India), law enforcement agencies (Australia) and women victims of violence (Turkey). The film was launched at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last September.

A key message of A Path to Dignity is that “one person can make a difference” in solving problems in society. Human rights education can transform people’s lives, empowering individuals on a path to dignity and bring about positive change in their respective communities and societies. In this sense, human rights education plays a fundamental role in ensuring equality and equal opportunities, combating discrimination and preventing human rights violations.

The screening of the film at the United Nations in New York will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Ellen Bruno, Ambassador Saul Weisleder (Costa Rica), Maarit Kohonen Sheriff (OHCHR) and Hiro Sakurai (SGI). The panel will be moderated by HREA's Director Frank Elbers.

WEBCAST: Please note that this event was webcast. Recording

WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 from 1:15 - 2:30 pm
WHERE: NLB Conference Room 7, United Nations Headquarters, New York*
ORGANISERS: HREA, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
CO-SPONSOR: Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations

* For this event it is not required to have a UN Ground Pass. However, it is required to RSVP in order to get a Guest Pass to access the UN grounds.

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