Stand Up Men 2017

Ten secondary school students (2 girls and 8 boys) in Malaysia- from Somalia, Libya, and Yemen- learn about gender equality in school and about their female classmates experience of being told she cannot teach football, because she is a girl.

Made by Abdisalam Ahmed Hussein, Amiin Mohamed Abdukadir, Ahmed Khadar, Farhiya Abshir Yusuf, Sabrin Ahmed Omar, Sabri Omar Mohsen, Ali Sudi Abukar, Omar Ahmed Mayow, Asad Aseyr Abdalla and Zakaria Mohamed Abdi of The Fugee School in Malaysia

"Having recognized that there are few women leaders, role models, or football coaches in their community, the students decided they wanted to find a way to help educate others, particularly boys and men, to stand up to make change to allow for more opportunities for girls and women. In this short film, the class sets out to make a video to raise awareness about how words create and enforce gender-norms and inequality. To highlight this, the students interview younger students, older community members, and share their personal thoughts on what they have learned."

This year, Connecther launched a new category in Girls Impact the World Film Festival. Stand Up Men awards a $2,5000 scholarships to students who can make a short film about men working towards gender equality in athletics and music. To learn more about the award, visit http://www.connecther.org/gitw/standupmen

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Richard-C
Richard-C

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