AMADE, the World Association of Children's Friends, is organising the screening of a documentary filmed during one of the projects supported by the association assisting young women and girls in the Philippines, on Thursday 30 March at 7 pm at the Agora, Maison diocésaine de Monaco.
Dignity for Women: A Powerful AMADE Programme
Within the context of its Dignity for Women programme, AMADE has supported a project for several years now, established by the ACAY association in Manila, which each year accompanies around fifteen young women and girls who are victims of violence.
AMADE’s Dignity for Women programme aims to give vulnerable young women and girls access to menstrual hygiene, to anticipate sexual abuse, to care medically and psychologically for young women and girls who are victims of sexual violence, to guide their social reintegration and promote their access to secondary education.
Abuse: A Scourge in the Philippines
In the Philippines, abuse is a scourge that affects the majority of families. According to UNICEF, three Filipino children in five are victims of abuse and one in four children is a victim of sexual violence, usually by a family member. Girls are particularly vulnerable because 10% of young women aged between 15 and 19 are in situations of precocious pregnancy, many finding themselves forced to flee the family milieu. Academic failure and the need to stop studies early to earn a living also break up family units.
While most Filipino NGOs are designed for young children, the ACAY association, through its School of Life programme chose to target young teenagers and adults from 16 to 21 years of age. This programme has a twofold objective: guide them in a process of personal reconstruction, so as to prepare them for life in society and within the professional world.
Documentary Screening School of Life: School of Metamorphosis
AMADE is organising on Thursday 30 March at 7 pm the preview screening of the documentary that bears witness to some of the actions and missions undertaken by ACAY with the support of AMADE to help young women and girls in the suburbs of Manila.
The screening will be followed by testimony from Sister Sophie de Jésus, the founder of the ACAY association who has been working for over fifteen years in Manila, and a discussion with the viewers.
Entry to the screening is free but reservation is compulsory and the number of seats is limited: click here to reserve your seat.
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Thursday 30 March at 7 pm
Agora – Maison Diocésaine – 18 rue Bellevue 98 000 Monaco
Access: next to the Monaco train station; parking at the Monaco train station