Friday, December 8, 2023

16 Days of Activism launches with “profoundly moving” film

THE POWERFUL and thought-provoking film, Desert Flower, launched sixteen days of activism against gender violence in Thurrock.

Over 200 people attended at the Thameside Theatre to see the film which chronicles the journey of Warsi Dirie from shepherdess in Somlia to the worlds catwalks as a supermodel.

But she is haunted by the fact that she suffered from genital mutilation when she was three years old.

After the film, YT spoke to the director of Equality Now, Jacqueline Hunt about the impact of the film and the wider issues of the objectification of women in the media.


  1. all very worthy I’m sure but I hope the Council didn’t cough up any money for this.
    It’s an issue for Governments to deal with, not local councils.


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