• WHY WOMEN? mini film festival

    The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations and THE WHY Foundation are hosting WHY WOMEN? mini film festival

  • WHY ARGUE? at CPH:DOX 2017

    We invite you to intimate and inspiring dialogues as known from the French Salon tradition.

  • World Stories at Kunsthal Charlottenborg

    4 films from the WORLD STORIES series will be screened at Charlottenborg Art Cinema, Copenhagen. Come join us every Wednesday evening at 7pm from 15th February - 8th March.


    Are you an experienced producer, fluent in english and hard-working? Send us your application and CV.


    In Morocco, as in all Muslim countries, sex outside marriage is illegal and women bear the brunt of society’s disapproval. But what is the fate of the children of those single mothers?

  • Film of the Month: Testimony

    In January we are showing Testimony by Danish newspaper Dagbladet Information. It is a montage with testimonies from women who have been raped.


    Meet the Gulabi Gang, a group of women dressed defiantly in pink saris, railing against India’s patriarchal caste system.

  • WORLD STORIES Publishes First Impact Report

    World Stories broadcast has given fact-based films to new audiences, nurtured ongoing political debates and social justice movements, and connected individuals across cultural, religious and national boundaries.


    Tired of the U.S. election season; Why not watch the riveting class elections at the 3rd grade Evergreen Primary School in China? Follow three classmates as they engage in their own race for President.

  • Film of The Month: Saving Face

    SAVING FACE tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors: Zakia and Rukhsana, their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice and the people who strive to help these women put this horrific act behind them and move on with their lives.

  • Film of The Month - No Burqas Behind Bars

    No Burqas Behind Bars is a documentary shot inside one of the most restrictive places on the planet, Takhar Prison in Afghanistan. Watch for free at WHY WOMEN throughout september!

  • Internship - SPRING 2017

    As an intern you will be an essential part of our team – your opinions and input will be valued. The intern will support our project managers developing and executing THE WHY’s projects, and executing some administrative tasks.


    THE WHY now presents more amazing documentaries about girls and women's rights, health and wellbeing. A new film will be uploaded every month.

  • Launch of World Stories Series 2

    We are excited to launch series 2 of WORLD STORIES / STORYVILLE GLOBAL - a collection of 20 inspiring documentary films.

  • ASK WHY? - New Film Club for Students in Copenhagen

    Using the cinema as a classroom, THE WHY invites young students in the City of Copenhagen to 6 filmscreenings with great impact documentary films.

  • Join the screenings of the WHY WOMEN films

    After a successful exclusive screening at The Royal Library in Copenhagen, WHY WOMEN prepares for the upcoming events - including a free access screening at the National Museum of Denmark!

  • Vote for the why women films

    It only takes a minute - join the campaign WHY WOMEN and help us raise awareness about girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing worldwide. Give 5 stars to the great short films "What Ami Did Not know", "Benefits of a Toilet" and "Striving for Utopias" in the Danish film magazine, EKKO.

  • India's Daughter on whywomen.dk

    The story of an exceptional and inspiring young woman, the 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh, now publicly known as “India’s Daughter.” The film bears witness to the truth about rape in global society, and the shift in attitudes that looms on the horizon.

  • Posters stirring debate in the Copenhagen cityscape

    The Why Foundation and The City of Copenhagen have collaborated to put gender equality on top of the public agenda.

  • A Unique Photo Exhibition by Why Women? Partner

    In relation to Women Deliver conference, The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) has produced a unique photo exhibition that demonstrates challenges that women in developing countries meet on a daily basis.

  • World Stories - 10 New Films for Season 2

    The World Stories Editorial Team has selected 10 diverse films for Season 2. Including Geoffrey Smith's "The English Surgeon" and Rehad Desai's "Miners Shut Down".

  • 10 Why Women? SHORT FILM WINNERS

    THE WHY's independent jury has selected 10 winners of The Why Women? Short Film Competition.