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THE WHY FOUNDATION is a charitable organization that supports sustainable development by securing free access to reliable information for everyone. We produce and distribute documentary & multimedia content about human rights, democracy, justice and equality. Our documentaries are used in schools, community screenings and brought to citizens at large through our growing network of 50+ public service television stations in 191 countries.

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WHY SLAVERY? special screening at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Modern Slavery Unit

October 18, 2018

THE WHY was proudly invited to present our WHY SLAVERY? film Maid in Hell as part of a British government initiative to end modern slavery.

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WHY SLAVERY? discussion on "Deadline"

October 16, 2018

Monday 15th of October, one week after our offical WHY SLAVERY? launch, the issue of modern slavery was discussed in the Danish news program “Deadline”, aired on public broadcaster DR. 

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Official WHY SLAVERY? launch at Absalon in Copenhagen

October 11, 2018

We want to thank everyone who attended the launch of the WHY SLAVERY? campaign and the premier of "Maid in Hell". Have a look at some pictures from the event!

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THE WHY works with partners across the world to extend free access to information for everyone.