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Empowering women in India this Sunday

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Driving With Selvi is an inspiring film highlighting the challenges faced by millions of devalued women and girls in India and will be showing at the Brunswick Picture House this Sunday, April 8.

The funds raised will go towards supporting health and education projects in India through the Women’s Empowerment in Indian Villages (WEIV) initiative.

WEIV projects help thousands of disadvantaged women in Bihar to rise above the prejudice they face and to become effective and valued in their families and wider communities,’ said a spokesperson from WEIV.

The film shows one woman’s ten year journey in refusing to accept herself as worthless and becoming South India’s first female taxi driver and an inspirational role model to others.

‘One of our self help group members has recently been elected District Mayor and there are many more success stories each month from our community groups. WEIV employs local staff from scheduled castes and all funds raised are used in the field within the projects.’

Go to the Brunswick Picture House to find out more information and to book tickets. 


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