Actress and human rights advocate Stephanie Linus has once again demonstrated an unrelenting fight against fistula and child marriage with her recent fistula awareness campaign in Borno State. Using her award-winning movie – DRY as a tool to connect with her audience, the actress pushed forward a message of fistula prevention and protection of the basic rights of a girl child.
The movie was screened at a secondary school in the state to young female and male students as well as their educators. Asides from being a tool of information and awareness, the movie elicited an emotional response from most of the young girls who were able to connect with the story of Halima, the young fistula patient in the movie. Following the screening, many of them resolved shared their personal experiences and resolved that they wanted to be like Dr Zara, the heroine in the movie who fought hard for the rights of the girl child.
DRY, a Next Page Productions movie has been recognized across the world as a tool to speak against outdated cultural norms, prejudices and push the world to do more to empower women and girls with the freedom, education and equal rights they deserve. The movie has been translated into Hausa in order to reach many Northern Nigerian communities.
This screening was supported by the UNFPA, an organization where Ms. Linus serves as a Regional Ambassador for Maternal Health in West and Central Africa.
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