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Learning from HRDs: Empowering women and girls through theatre in Afghanistan

Theatre performance about women in Bamiyan province, Afghanistan

Friday 6 February 2015, 1.31PM to 3 PM

Speaker(s): Abdul Hakim Hashemi Hamidi

In the past decade Abdul Hakim has been involved in social development programmes at Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art in Afghanistan. He has produced films, TV series, and plays with a focus on women and human rights.

In his talk, Abdul Hakim will discuss how to achieve social change through youth outreach; creating local artistic groups that use theatre as a means to communicate across cultural barriers; and how to promote peace and mutual understanding through these means. He will talk from his experience in organising workshops and educational theatre for capacity building, and for the promotion of human rights, democracy and elections.

Abdul Hakim is currently a visiting fellow on the Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

The talk will be followed by a Q & A session.

Image: Simorgh Film Association of Culture and Art, theatre project in Bamiyan province, Afghanistan.

Location: V/045, Vanbrugh College, University of York, Heslington West Campus, York

Admission: Free