Artists' Television Access

Unifem presents: Senorita Extraviada

Sunday, November 21, 2010, 7:00 pm, $6

SENORITA EXTRAVIADA: MISSING YOUNG WOMEN by Lourdes Portillo

The film tells the haunting story of the more than 350 kidnapped, raped and murdered young women of Juárez, Mexico. In the midst of Juárez’s international mystique and high profile job market, there exists a murky history of gross human rights abuses and violence against women. Relying on the testimonies of the families of the victims this film documents a two-year search for the truth in the underbelly of the new global economy. (2001, 74 min, English, DVD).

About Us:

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the US National Committee for UNIFEM (UNIFEM/USNC) was launched in June of 2009.  UNIFEM is the United Nations Development Fund for Women, and it works on women’s rights and development issues across the globe.  We are committed to expanding support and raising funds within the United States for UNIFEM.  Through our efforts we hope to encourage ourselves and others to become involved in advancing women’s rights around the world.

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About the Film Series:

This monthly film series will look at women’s rights and development issues.  Each month, a film that touches on one of the four themes of UNIFEM (The United Nations Development Fund for Women) will be selected.  These four themes are:

  • enhancing women’s economic security and rights,
  • ending violence against women,
  • reducing the prevalence of HIV and AIDS among women and girls, and
  • advancing gender justice in democratic governance in stable and fragile states.