Semah co-sponsors South Asian International film festival in San Francisco
Semah co-sponsors the South Asian Film Festival which has brought the cinematic heritage and culture of South Asia to Bay Area audiences for more than a decade. Presented by 3rd i Films, the oldest South Asian media arts organization in the U.S., the festival promotes diverse images of South Asians and catalyzes change through independent film. The Festival will be held in San Francisco from Oct 22 to 25.
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Algeria criminalizes domestic violence against women
Algeria has criminalized domestic violence against women under a legislation that would, among other things, safeguard married women’s financial interests and create harsh punishments for men who attack women. But the move wasn’t without controversy. Under the new law, husbands found guilty of beating their wives could face up to 20 years behind bars.