“Seven” – MEPs perform play about human rights activists

“Seven” a play about the true stories of people who have risked their lives to defend human rights. It featured 7 MEPs and was performed on 9 December. By Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz it is based on interviews with seven women’s rights activists made in 2007.

Slide Show can be viewed on the European Parliament’s website.

Mu Sochua addressed the working group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe during her visit to the European Parliament and appeared on stage with the seven women Members of the European Parliament after the performance of SEVEN. Mu Sochua appealed for ACTION on the EU Resolution on Cambodia. Mu Sochua called for a stop to sugar imported by Ly Yong Phat company to the U.K. are produced on agricultural land taken by force from 12,000 villagers.

On violence against women Mu Sochua reiterated her view that victims must be empowered to become survivors in order to have the inner strength to restart their lives in dignity. A clean justice system-accessible to women must be enforced and support to countries with the political will to reform their judiciary should be increased.

2 responses to ““Seven” – MEPs perform play about human rights activists

  1. Hi,

    I am an intern for the Martin E. Segal Center at the Graduate Center CUNY in New York and we are presenting a reading of SEVEN this year as part of our Fall season. We were wondering if we could use your photo in our brochure.

    We are a non profit organization. All of our events and the brochure are free. We will not use your photo for any advertising or financial gain.

    We would like to credit you like this:
    SEVEN at the European Parliament, 2010
    Photo courtesy of Mu Sochua

    I look forward to your response!

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