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You gave us such positive feedback about our last staff recommendations for books, movies, TV shows and podcasts concerning women’s rights we decided to make it a regular thing. Here is what our staff came up with this month. Enjoy - and if you have any top tips then send them our way.

Books
The Anti-Princess Collection
In this series of Spanish books for children, young readers will have a chance to investigate the lives of women who have not followed lives that their cultures would deem traditional.
#LatinAmerica #ChildrensBooks

Ms. Marvel Graphic Novel by G. Willow Wilson
Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!
#US #FemaleSuperheros

S. - A Novel about the Balkans by Slavenka Drakulic
Set in 1992, during the height of the Bosnian war, S. reveals one of the most horrifying aspects of any war: the rape and torture of civilian women by occupying forces. S. is the story of a Bosnian woman in exile who has just given birth to an unwanted child- one without a country, a name, a father, or a language.
#EndSexualViolence #Eurasia


Films
Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage
Sands of Silence is is a film that addresses the interconnectivity of the full spectrum of sexual violence through its common denominator: silence. The film is designed to fight both the fear and shame-based silence of survivors and the misogynist/patriarchal cultural silence that dismisses and punishes survivors.
#EndSexualViolence #ListenToSurvivors #CentralAmerica

Period. End of Sentence
2018 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short is about Indian women leading a quiet sexual revolution. In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.
#WomensReproductiveRights #India

In the Name of Your Daughter
This is the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of the most courageous girls in the world, children in Northern Tanzania who are risking their lives to defy their destiny and follow their dreams. These girls are running away from home, leaving everything and everyone they love behind to save themselves from female genital mutilation and avoid being sold off into a child marriage.
#EndFGM #Tanzania


TV Shows
Justice
Defying pressure to join her father’s firm, a determined young lawyer strikes out on her own and fights to maintain faith in Abu Dhabi’s justice system.
#WomensRights #MiddleEast

Shrill
A comedy series starring Aidy Bryant as Annie, a ‘fat’ young woman who wants to change her life - but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parents, and a perfectionist boss.
#US #Feminism #BodyPositive


Podcasts
“Don’t Mention It”: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls
By the Underestimated Podcast
“Don’t Mention It” is a series from Underestimated: A Podcast about the things we’re apparently not supposed to be loud about. The things that don’t get talked about often enough. This episode is an interview with Shelby Quast, Director of Equality Now’s Americas Office, focused on fighting to end FGM and gender based violence against women and girls.
#EndFGM #Global

Post Beijing 
By the Gender at Work Podcast
It’s almost 25 years since the landmark women’s conference held in Beijing in 1995. What did women achieve at Beijing and what are some of the key new and unfinished feminist agendas?
#WomensRights #LegalEquality


Events
2030: The Future is Ours
Performance by Girl Be Heard in New York City
Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. In their 2019 Mainstage show they use Global Citizenship to bring about lasting change by highlighting the human rights issues young women, girls and non-conforming youth face on a worldwide scale.  
#WomensRights #NewYork


Do you have any suggestions for us to share next month? Please send them to us, we’d love to hear from you!