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30 photos to support women’s rights
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) exhibits 30 photos of women. Fnac and the PPR Corporate Foundation support the exhibition and present the photos from October 20 to November 7. They then will be put up for auction by Artcurial to the benefit of FIDH, on November 13.
A special auction sale to the benefit of an inspiring cause: 30 photographers answered the FIDH’s call, among them Dominique Issermann, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Sara Moon, Bettina Rheims, Reza, Sebastião Salgado.....
Exhibition from October 20 to November 7, 2009 at the Forum of Fnac des Ternes’ store, 26 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris.
Auction, November 13, 7.00 pm, at Artcurial, 7 Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris.
Desert Flower, by director Sherry Hormann, is the true story of Waris Dirie.
She fled Somalia to avoid a forced marriage in her early teens and having suffered all kinds of indignities in London, finally became a model. At the height of her career she publically announced that as a child she had been circumcised – and subsequently gave up her top model career to campaign against FGM (female genitale mutilation) which is carried out against 6,000 girls and women worldwide every day.
For more information about combating FGM go to: www.waris-dirie-foundation.com/en