Breaking the Silence: Raising Awareness of Gender-Based Violence


As part of the November 2013 global campaign to increase awareness of, and fight against gender-based violence, Women’s Voices Now cordially invites you to an afternoon of poetry reading and short-film screenings.

Tanya Hyonhye Ko, a Korean-American poet, will speak about and read her poem, “Comfort Woman,” the story of women who were captured as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Tanya’s reading will be followed by screenings of three short films from Women’s Voices Now’s first film festival,Women’s Voices from the Muslim World:

“Male and Female” (Egypt)
“Again Life” (Afghanistan)
“Thorns and Silk” (West Bank)


WVN Executive Director Heidi Basch-Harod will facilitate the Q&A session following the reading and screenings.

Kindly invite your friends and colleagues to join us!

Please RSVP by Nov. 5 to:
Soolgi Hong, Community Outreach Organizer

For questions regarding Women’s Voices Now,
please contact Heidi Basch-Harod by e-mail: or mobile: 310.748.1929.

Refreshments generously donated by Monster Energy Company and Hansen’s Natural Soda.

Breaking_the_Silence__Raising_Awareness_of_Gender_Based_Violence_3.jpg Breaking_the_Silence__Raising_Awareness_of_Gender_Based_Violence_4.jpeg

November 09, 2013 at 3pm - 5pm
Malaga Cove Library Community Room
2400 Via Campesina
Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
United States
Google map and directions