Sat. 4 Nov.: IWMF & Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair: 2012 Contemporary Issues, first prize stories

 

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About the Event:

Stephanie Sinclair, a four-time World Press Photo winner and recipient of the International Women's Media Foundation's 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, will present her 15-year project on the harmful repercussions of child marriage around the world. Ms. Sinclair is the founding executive director of Too Young to Wed (TYTW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting girls’ rights and ending child marriage though the use of powerful visual storytelling.

Now in its third year, the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to pay tribute to the strength and dedication of Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who received the IWMF’s Courage in Journalism Award in 2005 but was tragically killed while reporting in Afghanistan in 2014. In the spirit of the Award, which celebrates women photographers whose work demonstrates bravery, dedication and skill, Ms. Sinclair will share the exceptional photographs by attendees of TYTW's most recent Tehani Photo Workshop (August 2017), which brings together survivors and girls at-risk of child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and other harmful traditions, to learn to process their trauma and courageously communicate their own stories, creating a generation of empowered advocates and community leaders in the fight to protect girls’ rights and child marriage.

About the host:

IWMF:

IWMF unleashes the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.

Women journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized and rewarded for their vital contributions at all levels of the news media. As a result, consumers increase their demand for news with a diversity of voices, stories and perspectives as a cornerstone of democracy and free expression.

Too Young to Wed:

Our mission is to protect girls’ rights and end child marriage.

By providing visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls around the world, Too Young to Wed aims to amplify their courageous voices and build a global community dedicated to ending child, early and forced marriage and supporting positive change for these girls. To that end, Too Young to Wed partners with local nonprofits and supports income-generating projects, literacy classes and girl engagement groups where the girls in our stories live.

Date:

Saturday, 4 November

Time:

11 AM - 12 AM

Location:

World Press Photo Exhibition 2017
Dupont Underground
19 Dupont Cir NW
Washington, DC

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