“The Sydney Feminists are proud to invite you to the Australian premiere of Equality Now’s uplifting and powerful short film Africa Rising which celebrates the rise in Africa of grass-roots, community movement to end the centuries-old practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

You will be treated to incredible African food from African Feeling which serves the best West African food in Sydney from the fabulous restaurant in Newtown, and an exciting performance of traditional Ethiopian dance and folk dance by Ethiopian dancers Samrawit. There will also be an exhibition of African bead work, in support of women in Kenya.

This event will raise money for the African Women Australia’s FGM education program “Our Voices: Filling the Gaps – FGM Spokesperson’s Project” which aims to support women who have survived the practice to allow the voices of the affected communities to be heard. The evening’s line-up will include guest speakers from the African Women Australia project and the Director of No FGM Australia, Kadija Gbla.

No FGM Australia, Australia’s leading organisation working to abolish FGM in Australia, is proud to support The Sydney Feminists and African Women Australia in bringing you this remarkable event.

• Date: 30th June 2014
• Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
• Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
• Tickets: $35 (purchase online)
Seats are limited so please book early so you don’t miss out on what promises to be a memorable evening.”

For more information, visit: http://sydneyfeminists.webs.com/africa-rising