July 10th, 2017
Sands of Silence was featured at the High-Level Political Forum, United Nations, New York.
We had the honor to present our film at the panel entitled
“Eradicate Poverty by Eradicating Silence About Sexual Violence:
Forging the Link Between Gender Rights and Prosperity through Arts and Media“
along with our partner Equality Now
“Exploitation, violence against women and poverty go together.”
— Román Oyarzun Marchesi, Spain’s Mission to the U.N. Ambassador
Check out this short video clip of the opening remarks by Spain’s Permanent Mission to the UN Ambassador:
“For those people who do not care about social issues:
Rape is the most costly crime in the US and in most countries.
It tears apart our social fabric because all the money we need to spend in legal, law enforcement and medical areas.”
—Elizabeth Cronin, Director of the New York Office of Victim Services
Elizabeth Croning addressing the panel