Alexandria’s Commission for Women and Commission on HIV/AIDS in collaboration with filmmaker, Nyasha Vera, will hold a fundraiser and film screening of “The Virgin Cure” Movie on April 13. The Virgin Cure Movie will inform audiences about the struggles young women are facing in South Africa and present both sides of the debate on the relevance of virgin cleansing in youth rape cases.Victims who believe they were raped due to the “virgin cure” myth will tell their stories along with their loved ones and researchers will present arguments against the relevance of the myth in rape cases. The movie is for mature audiences only. The film screening will begin promptly at 7 p.m. at the Metro Stage, 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria, Va. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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