‘The Why’ Films Festival 2020

We are launching inaugurating ‘The Why Films Festival 2020′ at Olomopolo on Sunday 26th January 2020 from 3 to 5 pm.

THE WHY FOUNDATION is a charitable organization that supports sustainable development by securing free access to reliable information for millions of people around the world. They produce and distribute documentaries & multimedia content about human rights, democracy, justice and equality. Their documentaries are used in schools, community centres, public cinemas and brought to citizens at large through their growing network of 70+ public service television stations in 200 countries and territories.

As their licensed partners, LEARN will be showcasing 4 of their short films each based on women, gender equality and related human rights issues. Each film is under 3 minutes and leaves the viewers with thought provoking material. The screenings will be followed by thematic discussions based on each film in a local context.

The themes we have selected are as follows:

1. What is the impact of the early forced marriage of girls?

2. Why is girls’ access to education so important for gender equality?

3. How does access to sanitation affect women and girls around the world?

4. Girls’ and women’s economic empowerment

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