On July 10th, we were invited to present Sands of Silence documentary at a High-Level Political Forum side event a the United Nations. The event was hosted by our partners, Equality Now, UN Women and Spain's Mission to the U.N. It was co-hosted by the New York State Office of Victims, Apne Aap Women Worldwide and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
"I commend Chelo Alvarez-Stehle for her fabulous work on sexual violence and trafficking through her documentary film Sands of Silence and for representing Spain in such a great way in this dark area of humanity."
— Román Oyarzun Marchesi, Spain's Ambassador to the United Nations
“Felicito a Chelo Alvarez-Stehle por su fabuloso trabajo sobre la violencia sexual y la trata con su película documental Sands of Silence (Arenas de Silencio) y por representar tan bien a España en esa área tan oscura de la humanidad.”
— Román Oyarzun Marchesi, Embajador de España en las Naciones Unidas