The 8th edition of the Women’s Film Week was launched on Sunday under the patronage of Her Highness Princess Basma Bint Talal, UN Women Ambassador of Goodwill.
The edition, Organized by the UN Women, the Royal Film Commission Jordan (RFC), in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) and the Women’s Regional Network, comes to celebrate International Women’s Day under the slogan “I am the Generation of Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Plan of Action adopted by the Fourth International Conference on Women in the Chinese capital in 1995, as the best progress in the world on the path of empowering women and girls.
In a televised speech, during the launch that took place at the Al-Hussein Cultural Center in Amman, in the presence of State Minister for Media Affairs, Amjad Adayleh, Her Highness Princess Basma stressed the importance of the impact that artistic works can have on addressing social issues of all kinds, including women’s issues.
Her Highness expressed pride in all achievements made for women in the world since the Beijing Conference, stressing that “much work remains ahead of us to serve women, to reach an equal future for all women, in light of the global figures on the lack of gender equality in various fields.”
Princess Basma also praised the general slogan of the United Nations campaign for new multi-generational women “intergenerational equality”, and its focus on the importance of youth activity and participation and intergenerational dialogue as one of the global challenges.
In a speech during the launching ceremony, Minister Adayleh said the government, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, has taken important decisions in the framework of its support to women and enhancing their participation in society, including the approval of the national strategic plan for women for the years 2020-2025 that was prepared in coordination and cooperation between the National Committee for Women Affairs and the Ministerial Committee for Women Empowerment.
This year’s Women’s Film Week in Jordan, which runs until March 13, includes a presentation of stories representing more than 14 countries, with the support of a number of embassies in Jordan, the British Council, the Cervantes Institute and the Korea Foundation.
Source: Jordan News Agency