Screenshot from one of the short films depicting the impact of sexual harassment on women. Source: YouTube
A recent campaign challenged young male filmmakers to reflect on sexual harassment and the urgent need to stop it. The result is the production of more than a dozen short films exposing the scourge of sexual harassment and its negative impact on victims and society at large.
Behind the campaign was CARE, an international NGO that does advocacy work in Cambodia. CARE launched #WhyStop activities across Cambodia encouraging men to understand why sexual harassment must stop, and that they have a direct role in ending violence against women.
CARE chose 16 short films made by filmmakers aged 16 to 29 that send a clear and powerful message about stopping sexual harassment. Here’s a preview of some of these films.
‘7 colors underwear’
‘7 colors underwear’ is by 18-year old Khan Khav from Battambang. The film, selected by CARE as the best entry in the #WhyStop campaign, tells the story of a top achiever in school who stopped going to classes after experiencing sexual harassment: