In honor of International Women’s Day, the U.S. Embassy coordinated with the Institute for Women and Gender Development Studies and UNFPA to screen the film “Telling Amy’s Story” to Anton de Kom University students on March 27, 2014. The film was followed by a discussion led by representatives from Stop Geweld Tegen Vrouwen and UNFPA.
Telling Amy’s Story is a documentary film and public service media project that seeks to help in the fight to end domestic violence. Told by the detective who led the case review, Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide that occurred in central Pennsylvania on November 8, 2001. While we will never be able to change the ending to Amy’s story, we hope that its telling can change outcomes for the millions of victims, survivors, and loved ones affected by domestic violence every day. The film was produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting.
Although women have made tremendous progress, gender-based violence continues to plague women not only in Suriname, but in the United States and around the world. So, as long as the global concern remains, the U.S. Embassy remains committed to raising awareness about these issues and sharing our experience and expertise to improve women’s well-being, to support efforts of women to participate fully and equally in society, and to promote general citizen security.