– a media initiative about women’s rights and wellbeing
THE WHY has initiated the media initiative; WHY WOMEN? The project aims to raise awareness about the challenges faced by women and girls today. WHY WOMEN? consists of 10 short films, 2 documentary films, a reportage and various outreach activities.
WHY WOMEN? launches in May 2016, when New York-based NGO, Women Deliver hosts the world’s largest conference on the conditions of girls and women worldwide in Copenhagen, Denmark. THE WHY wants to make use of the momentum created by Women Deliver and initiate a public debate about the challenges of gender inequality.
Involved in WHY WOMEN? are inspiring women, such as Academy Award-winning British actress Dame Helen Mirren, who narrates the 10 short films. The Danish singer Oh Land (Nanna Øland Fabricius) has contributed with the soundtrack to the films’ intros and outros. H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, award-winning journalist Puk Damsgård and former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt are also involved in WHY WOMEN? each featuring in THE WHY’s long-form documentaries.
“There are still so many obstacles for girls and women. We must never forget to fight this battle. I am proud to take part in 10 short films directed by talents from different corners of the world – shedding light on the challenges faced by
women and girls globally.”
THE WHY collaborates with numerous cultural, public and non-profit institutions, to host a series of events and screenings where women’s and girls’ rights will be on the agenda.
Screenings will take place at The Women’s Museum in Aarhus, The National Gallery in Copenhagen, The Royal Library, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, ARoS – Aarhus Art Museum, and the short films will be distributed as educational material, screened at 50 libraries across Denmark, screened at the Women Deliver conference and further shared with the international partners of the Women Deliver conference, including the United Nations, uploaded on websites and shared on social media.
The objectives of WHY WOMEN? is to inspire interest, raise awareness and create debate about girls’ and women’s rights globally.
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