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Promoting Human Rights
through fact-based documentaries
THE WHY FOUNDATION is a non-profit media organization that supports sustainable development by securing free access to reliable information for millions of people around the world.
We produce and distribute documentaries & multimedia content about human rights, democracy, justice and equality.
Our documentaries are used in schools, community centres, public cinemas and broadcast on over 70+ public service television stations in 200 countries and territories.
Each of THE WHY’s films reaches an estimated average of 100 million viewers, and we've just reached
16 million views on YouTube.
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Sustainable Development Goals
1: No Poverty
2: Zero Hunger
3: Good Health and Well-being
4: Quality Education
5: Gender Equality
6: Clean Water and Sanitation
7: Affordable and Clean Energy
8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10: Reduced Inequality
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
12: Responsible Consumption and Production
13: Climate Action
14: Life Below Water
15: Life on Land
16: Peace and Justice in Institutions
17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
THE WHY works with partners across the world to extend free access to information for everyone.
The WHY SLAVERY? film "A Woman Captured" will be shown in the Arizona Women's Film Festival.Go to event
The non-profit organization will screening THE WHY film to young audiences (19-30 yrs) in Nigeria.Go to event
Maid in Hell will be screened as part of this human rights films festival, The former Kenyan Senator Emma Mbura, featured in the documentary, will join for a Q&A on the issue after the screening.Go to event
As part of the 'Chimes of a New Moment' Festival, Bangalore Film Society will screen our WHY POVERTY? film 'Stealing Africa' for the first time.Go to event
The Thai Foreign Correspondents Club will host a screening of our WHY STORIES film 'My Afghanistan' to its members; local and international press to stimulate discussion and dialogue on stories that don't make the mainstream media.Go to event
Our partner HAART will screen this critically-acclaimed WHY SLAVERY? film to university students in Nairobi, Kenya.Go to event
Our partner HAART Kenya will show our award-winning film Maid in Hell to school students.Go to event
Our partner join hands international will hold a screening of the critically-acclaimed Maid in Hell.Go to event
WHY SLAVERY? outreach continues with our partner Playsafe Life Care Foundation with a screening of our WHY SLAVERY? film at Senior Secondary School in Tepatan, Moro.Go to event
THE WHY will present its perspective on how we can best work towards the SDGs as part of an international panel for the Global Challenges Foundation.Go to event
As part of the gallery's newest exhibition: Europa -THE WHY will be screening 4 thought-provoking documentaries that pose pertinent questions about the state of Europe today.Go to event
On the 16th of March New Beginnings Charitable Trust holds its premier of 'Selling Children' in four medium and secondary schools.Go to event
Center Women and Modern World hosts a series of WHY SLAVERY? screenings throughout Azerbaijan's districts: Baku, Shamakhi, Ismayylly, Agsu and Khizi and Gobustan.Go to event
One World Film Festival celebrates films with social impact and will be screening the WHY SLAVERY? film Maid in HellGo to event
In collaboration with the grassroots human rights organization, Playsafe Foundation in Nigeria, we are hosting a screening of Maid in Hell among mature school students.Go to event
In collaboration with HAART (Awareness against Human Trafficking Kenya) THE WHY is hosting a screening of this thought provoking film.Go to event
This event will target policy-makers and political professionals to ensure those working in the sector better understand the insidious nature of modern slavery in Europe.Go to event
In collaboration with Docubox, THE WHY is hosting a screening of Maid in Hell, followed by an expert panel discussion at Alliance Francaise in Nairobi, KenyaGo to event
To mark International Human Rights Day the British Embassy in Sofia, in partnership with the UN Association of Bulgaria aims raise awareness about the topic of modern slavery by screening the award-winning WHY SLAVERY? film A Woman Captured.Go to event
To mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN City and UNDP in collaboration with The WHY Foundation is hosting a screening of Maid in Hell, followed by a discussion of modern slavery.Go to event
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office are hosting a special screening of A Woman Captured at their Embassy in Sofia.Go to event
Mwanga college is hosting multiple screenings of the WHY SLAVERY? films in the DRC, Africa.Go to event
At 6pm SOAS Against Human Trafficking will host an event of the award-winning documentary A Woman Captured.Go to event
Ever wondered how the North Korean regime is able to finance their nuclear program? To find out, join us for the screening of "North Korea's Secret Slaves: Dollar Heroes".Go to event
WHY SLAVERY? films are being screened at the Italian Film Festival aimed at connecting documentaries with social causes around the world. More details can be found on their website.Go to event
Maid in Hell/ A Woman Captured/ Selling Children/ The Storm Makers/ One Bride/ Seven Cows or a Box of Heroin are being shown in a loop during the opening hours all weekGo to event
Screenings of the WHY SLAVERY? long & shorts are being shown in a loop at the art gallery.Go to event
Join us for a free film screening of Maid in Hell, followed by a Q&A with the director Søren Klovborg.Go to event
Join us for the free screening of Jailed in America, from Academy award-winning Director Roger Ross Williams.Go to event
Join us for a free screening of the award-winning film: A Woman Captured - 16:45 in CinemateketGo to event
WHY WOMEN? Short films will be shown on the loop at the Women's Museum in Aarhus Denmark.Go to event
Screening of North Korea’s Secret Slaves: Dollar HeroesGo to event
Dollar Heroes presented at The European ParliamentGo to event
World Premiere of Maid in Hell with Q&A with Director Søren KlovborgGo to event
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