Film Screening: 'Awakening – Empowering Women Through Microloans'

​Singapore Committee for UN Women, in partnership with ESSEC Asia Pacific is holding a film screening and discussion of 'Awakening - Empowering Women Through Microloans'. Awakening documents the social and economic empowerment of women in Afghanistan and India whose roles have traditionally been restricted by their cultures. Awakened to new possibilities through education and access to micro-loans these women are redefining their roles. In Bihar, India's poorest state, Sister Mary Lobo organizes village women into groups where they learn to save small sums and invest their capital as a group. In Afghanistan, the nation's first woman-led micro-finance institution believes the nation's long-term success is dependent on women's economic freedom. Join us for a discussion about the societal benefits of investing in women and empowering women.

Showcasing the different ways in which women can effectively contribute to positive social change combats institutional violence and is in line with our Help Anna campaign.

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Mon Oct 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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