Message from the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller

Welcome to this year’s “FrauenWelten” (Women’s Worlds) film festival organized by TERRE DES FEMMES! From 28 October to 4 November, the festival will be putting women’s human rights squarely in the spotlight, drawing attention to this issue and creating vital momentum for public debate. Now in its 20th year, the festival’s program, encompassing 31 films from 30 different countries, illustrates its global perspective. With a focus on gender equality in the workplace, violence against women, forced marriage, and child marriage, these films show the range and the gravity of the worldwide obstacles to full realization of women’s human rights. At the same time, they tell stories of courageous action, solidarity, and the will to confront injustice and human rights violations. Along with its varied supporting program, the “FrauenWelten” film festival…