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New York premiere screening

On June 6, 2017, J Marshall Events had the honor of organizing the New York premiere screening of Jaha’s Promise at the United Nations. We worked with UN Women, The Guardian newspaper, and the Wallace Global Fund to plan the documentary screening and panel discussion, along with a reception.

A heart-wrenching documentary

The film by Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan profiles the life and struggles of Jaha Dukureh, who was named one of 2016 TIME magazine’s, 100 Most Influential people. It is a remarkable, heart-wrenching documentary that shows how one person can make a difference. Originally from The Gambia, Jaha is now leading an African movement fighting to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage.

Jaha's Promise Official Trailer from Patrick Farrelly on Vimeo.

Struggles and Accomplishments

We were excited to be back at the UN and ECOSOC, a venue that J Marshall Events has become very familiar with over the years.  The film was a resounding success bringing tears to many as the guests followed Jaha’s struggles and accomplishments.

Discussion and Q&A

After a standing ovation, Jaha’s Promise was followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A with Jaha Dukureh and the filmmakers who discussed issues that continue to affect women and girls around the globe. It was inspiring to hear directly from Jaha about her experiences and intentions going forward.

Reception and Speakers

In addition to the New York premiere screening, J Marshall Events helped organize the pre-screening reception in the West Terrace of the Delegates Dining Room.  Hosted by the Wallace Global Fund, Ellen Dorsey introduced a short program of speakers including Scott Wallace, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Ambassador Mamadou Tangara.

It was a lovely event and we look forward to working with the participants again in the near future, and continuing to support the causes J Marshall Events believes in!

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CRC 25th Anniversary at UNICEF

CRC @ 25

Kirsten Sandberg at CRC podium

Kirsten Sandberg

This year, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) celebrated its 25th year. The CRC is an international human rights treaty protecting children under the age of eighteen, and currently 194 countries are working to protect the social, political, economic, health and cultural rights of children. On Thursday 20th November, 2014, the UN hosted several high-level events to honor this anniversary which included a concert, panel discussion, a launch with keynote speakers and a cocktail reception for the Queen and Prime Minister of Sweden.

Having produced the 20th Anniversary of the CRC at the General Assembly 5 years ago, JME was thrilled to be part of the UNICEF team once again.  With 5 events back-to-back in different locations it certainly was a full day, starting with the launch of the UNICEF #IMAGINE project with Hugh Jackman and Yoko Ono, and finishing with a cocktail reception for HM Queen Silvia.

CRC Gallery

Hannah Godefa at the CRC

Hannah Godefa & Julie-AnnOnce again, JME was delighted to work with the amazing Hannah Godefa, who moderated the launch of the State of the World’s Children Report and with the incredible Chernor Bah. The day ended with a high-level reception catered by renowned Swedish Chef Ulrika Bengtsson, and with remarks from Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, Yoka Brandt.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Imagine Concert on YouTube

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Queen Mathilde of BelgiumThank goodness for cell phones and a mobile office!  I was in London when I got a call asking me to coordinate a 2-day event in New York that included plenary sessions, workshops, lunches and a high-level panel and reception.  Once I flew back to New York and met the team, I had only 6 days!


Panel for Children's Rights and Business
With more than 200 child rights experts, country experts and business leaders traveling to New York to participate, including the Queen of Belgium (her first official trip to New York) – it was quite a challenge!


The program also featured a high-level panel discussion and reception hosted by the Queen of Belgium and her Deputy Prime Minister.


Photos © Peter Verbrugghe

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