Discover documentartaries from The Why Foundation Informative documentary films for everyone, we encourage global critical debate on pressing human rights and environmental issues.

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Benefits of a Toilet
Benefits of a Toilet
2016-01-01 | 2m 49s | Women
‘Loo’. ‘Crapper’. ‘WC’. Whatever you want to call it, fewer than one in three people worldwide have access to a proper, sanitary toilet. For women, this has particularly damaging repercussions.
One Bride, Seven Cows or a Box of Heroin
One Bride, Seven Cows or a Box of Heroin
2016-01-01 | 3m 2s | Women
Across the world, girls take the place of goods in the economy, sold into marriage in exchange for everything from school fees to heroin. From Mei in Vietnam to Mujgan in Afghanistan, this film tells some of their stories.
Facts of Life
Facts of Life
2016-01-01 | 2m 23s | Women
Where you’re born makes a radical difference to the healthcare you can expect. From ambulance times to HIV rates, obesity to malnutrition, the disparity between different countries is stark.
What Ami Did Not Know
What Ami Did Not Know
2016-01-01 | 2m 37s | Women
Nearly all maternal deaths could be prevented, if women had access to essential maternal and healthcare services. This animated film explores maternal and newborn health through the mind of a baby girl called Ami.
Striving for Utopias
Striving for Utopias
2016-01-01 | 2m 56s | Women
For women, sexuality can be a fraught issue. Subject to harassment, persecution and abuse, expected to repress desire or accept advances they don’t want, female sexuality is continually being regulated. Yet every women has the right to be supported in sexual empowerment.
Playing the Game
Playing the Game
2016-01-01 | 2m 51s | Women
Boys are invited to play football with their dads. Girls aren’t. Boys are invited into boardrooms, given advice and confidence, given access to where the decisions are made. Girls, on the other hand, must bring themselves into play.
One Extra Year
One Extra Year
2016-01-01 | 2m 7s | Women
62 million girls worldwide do not attend school. Just one extra year of education, however, can alter everything from infant mortality rates to the likelihood of democratic governance.
Every Year, Every Hour, Every Minute
Every Year, Every Hour, Every Minute
2016-01-01 | 2m 45s | Women
With abortion illegal in the majority of the developing world, unplanned pregnancies have dangerous consequences. Without contraception, women are denied choice over how their own families, forced to face often fatal consequences.
It Started With a Duck
It Started With a Duck
2016-01-01 | 2m 26s | Women
In Bangladesh, climate change means increased flooding every year. Rather than watching her crops fail and her family starve, Janahara bought some ducks… This is a film about having to adjust to a warming planet, and the role women are playing at the forefront of this.
What If...
What If...
2016-01-01 | 2m 26s | Women
This film imagines a world in which women and men were treated the same in the workplace – paid the same, given the same employment rights, expected to share domestic labour and childcare. The impact would be profound.
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