WHY SLAVERY? reaches young people in Nigeria with important warning of risk

March 20, 2019

Photo by Neus Herrera
By Cecília Tümler

In collaboration with the non-profit organization; Playsafe Foundation, THE WHY has hosted screenings of the WHY SLAVERY? Film Maid in Hell reaching 5000 children in schools around the country.

The themes explored in Maid in Hell held strong resonance for people in Nigeria, where an estimated 1 396 000 people are estimated to be living in slavery (according to the latest 2018 Global Slavery Index Report). We were proud to work with Playsafe Foundation on this initiative to reach 5000 young people. The project coordinator offered some insightful feedback about the importance of screening this pertinent film in Nigeria:

Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in Nigeria and abroad. We intend to reach thousands of viewers with Maid in Hell so as to save millions of live from traffickers.”

Working with local partners to extend the reach of our films is at the heart of THE WHY’s work – to ensure free access to films for everyone. We’re excited to see these films reach people in communities with limited access to documentary films in particular and public media in general.

In the following months we have plans to expand our outreach work into Palestine, Pakistan, India and Egypt. We’re always looking for potential collaborators to support us, so if you’re interested in working with us then please write to us at: whyslavery@thewhy.dk

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