Grades 10-12, College, Adult
Directed by Richard Stanley
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-498-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-760-3
Awards and Festivals
A Question of Rights Series|
World of Difference
Women and human rights around the world.
According to a 1997 report from the United Nations Population Fund, denial of women's human rights to education and reproductive health care constitutes a violation of human rights on a massive scale. A QUESTION OF RIGHTS shows the reality of the report's finding for women around the world.
The first film sets the scene, tracing the background to the international agreements on women rights. The late Bella Abzug, Dr. Nafis Sadiq and others show that when women are excluded from basic rights and decision-making, the economy, development, and environment suffer.
Other titles in the series are:
Girls from Chaka Street - The break-up of the Soviet Union leaves some women with few options but prostitution.
House on Fire - Breaking the cycle of domestic violence.
Young Wives' Tales - Very early marriage threatens girls' health and survival.
Caught in the Crossfire - Plight of women in Fiji.
"A vivid introduction to the scope of international women's rights issues. This film also offers commentary on the potential for social change on a global scale."
Timothy McGettigan, author of UTOPIA ON WHEELS