GPE at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin
GPE at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin

Join GPE at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin (HRFFB) on October 16, 2023 at a hybrid event opened by the panel discussion “Battles beyond the Battlefield: Safeguarding Girls Education” followed by the screening of the film "Children of the Taliban."


The event will emphasize the challenges of education admist conflict and gender inequality – especially in Afghanistan – and the important role of girls' education for peaceful and resilient societies. The panel discussion can be followed live here.

Time: 12:30 - 13:30 ET / 18:30 - 19:30 CET


  • Nagin Ravand, GPE youth leader and football coach
  • Zahra Nader, renowned activist and journalist
  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Serap Altinisik, CEO, Oxfam Germany.

GPE is thrilled to introduce this year’s Youth Jury.

Youth jury

The Youth Jury Award was initiated by the GPE and the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin to enable more participation of young generations in fundamental socio-political issues and to make their voices heard.

For two weeks, 16- to 25-year-olds interested in politics and film were able to apply for a seat in the Youth Jury. From numerous compelling applications, three winners were chosen, who will join singer, actress, GPE ambassador Alli Neumann and GPE youth leader and actor Jess Mukeba as members of the Human Rights Film Festival Youth Jury 2023.

  • Johann Maria Kressin, freelance photo and videographer
  • Vito Madita Wegner, student
  • Hannah Schönefeld, freelance filmmaker, student

The Human Rights Film Festival Berlin focuses on stories from all parts of the world that vividly address and reflect on human action, the socio-political status quo and fundamental issues such as democracy, justice, freedom, and environmental protection.

Through discussions and Q&As with filmmakers, activists and experts, the festival creates a platform to gain new perspectives on our world.

GPE is cooperating for the second year with the HRFFB and contributes to a festival which promises to be a powerful convergence of voices of politics, pop culture and activism.

GPE at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin