March 4th 2020 - Of the 800 million non-literate people in the world, 75 percent are women. However, women are often the linchpins of development, who innovate and dedicate themselves to improving the lives of their families. It is on this argument that Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova built their film, WOMAN, released in theaters on March 4, to which our Foundation gave its support.
WOMAN is a profoundly human film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Anastasia Mikova, 5 years after their first feature film "Human". It presents another vision of the world, essential to building the future of our planet, with women from 5 continents expressing themselves on several powerful topics such as education, poverty, justice and courage.
The ENGIE Foundation supports WOMAN and brings its expertise in the field of energy to two initiatives highlighted in the film: Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize winner, who helps female victims of sexual violence in his hospital in Panzi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the NGO NDEM in Senegal, which has been working with 16 villages for 30 years in various fields such as health, education, environment, agro-ecology and entrepreneurship.