Brenda Robertson’s Presentation on the UN for the AGM

United Nations

17 Sustainability Development Goals 2030

Documentaries along with Panel Discussions are also part of the UN CSW experience.

I would like to bring to your attention the Abigail Disney Documentaries   

Women War and Peace I  and  II

Has anyone seen these?.  Abigail Disney is the niece of Walt Disney. And if you have not seen these, they are well worth giving your time to view.  

Women War and Peace I 

  • Peace Unveiled Among the women spotlighted in this original series are Afghan women’s rights activists risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the table in peace talks with the Taliban 
  • I Came to Testify The courageous Bosnian women who broke history’s great silence and testified about their rape and sexual enslavement, leading to a historic court victory 
  • The War We Are Living  Two extraordinary Colombian women who braved death threats to remain on the gold-rich land that has sustained their community for centuries  
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell  the remarkable story of the Liberian women, led by activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country 

Women War and Peace II   also has 4 parts

  • Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs – Ireland—an incredible story giving background to the 1960s and the efforts of Catholic and Protestant women to secure peace
  • The Trials of Spring – Gaza –Palestinian women’s struggle for freedom
  • Naila and the Uprising –  follows the journeys of three Egyptian women as they fight for the goals of the popular movement: “bread, freedom and social justice” for all. But get caught between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood, the women soon find themselves being pushed backwards.
  • A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers- follows one of the world’s few all-female peacekeeping units. As 160 Bangladeshi women embark on a UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti following the devastating 2011 earthquake, they confront extreme poverty and devastated healthcare systems in their effort to build peace.

Other UN CSW Documentary sessions attended 

Child Brides

I am Nojoom Age 10—Divorced --Yemen

Human Right Defenders

Nasrin Sotoudeh—Human Rights Lawyer-Iran

Song “How Can I Tell You”   by Angelique Kidja