WLP Documentary Films

WLP creates documentary films about current women’s rights topics, which are frequently used in our workshops and public awareness-raising events. Produced in over half a dozen languages, the documentaries showcase the stories and perspectives of leading women’s rights advocates from the Global South, many of whom are from our partner organizations. The documentaries ask important questions about women’s mobilization, the risk of backlash, and the role of human rights in securing peace and progress for women today. Some of our films have accompanying toolkits with tips and tools for conducting online or in-person screenings with colleagues, students, and allies. 

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It's Up to Us 

This film explores interconnected threats to human security, including conflict, climate change, economic inequality, discriminatory family laws, and gender inequality. Featured speakers share their insights into how women, in particular, are impacted by cross-cutting injustices and how women’s leadership may help solve the world’s most pressing issues. (29 min)
Released: 2020

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Equality: It's All in the Family

This video describes the spectrum of family laws that define relations between men and women in the family, and the impact of many of those laws on women’s freedom and human rights. Available in additional languages. (26 min)
Released: 2017

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Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey 

This video explores the linkages between women’s human rights and social, economic, and environmental rights, and the importance of prioritizing human rights in national and international policymaking. Available in additional languages. (27 min)
Released: 2015

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Because Our Cause Is Just

This video explores the social and political challenges facing women's rights activists in the Middle East-North Africa region following the Arab Spring democracy uprisings. Available in additional languages. (36 min)
Released: 2013

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From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women

In this video, leading women activists from across the globe discuss their campaigns to end gender-based violence, and provide inspiring accounts of their important gains to-date. Available in additional languages. (40 min)
Released: 2020

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Against All Odds: Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis

This video presents voices and viewpoints of women activists in the Global South on the social, political, and security challenges they face promoting universal rights and women’s advancement. (25 min)
Released: 2006

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Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Women's Voices on Empowerment, Leadership, & Technology

In this video, leading women activists from across the Global South describe their perspectives on the women’s movements in their countries, and their strategies for global solidarity. (30 min)
Released: 2000