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Ministry of Human Rights to launch Film Festival titled 'Reels for Rights'
July 30, 2020

Ministry of Human Rights is launching a Human Rights Film Festival titled 'Reels for Rights' to increase awareness and understanding of human rights issues in Pakistan.

This drive will be held online between 4 to 25th of next month as a part of the Huqooq-e-Pakistan collaborative project with the European Union.

The Reels for Rights Festival will feature a collection of 14-15 pre-selected films on themes including child rights, female empowerment, transgender rights, minority rights, access to justice, death penalty and climate change. The Ministry of Human Rights will host 'Live Watch Parties' across social media platforms to promote interaction and engagement. 

The festival will also include multiple virtual panel discussions to facilitate and encourage dialogue and discourse on various human rights issues that have been explored through the selected films.

In a statement today Secretary for Human Rights, Rabiya Javeri Agha, said that this Festival is an initiative to encourage people to think openly and explore various perspectives on human rights issues in Pakistan.