Flying Free

“A person is more precious than the whole world” said St.Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, the foundress of Good Shepherd Sisters. Holding this motto close to the heart, the Good Shepherd Myanmar Foundation’s services are oriented towards vulnerable women and children.

Sr.Benedicta Philip @ Sandar Lin attended photo documentary training at Loikaw, Kayah State in late 2018. Her passion for public awareness raising on Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking moved her to create a photo documentary named “Flying Free”. This documentary won the first prize in Yangon Photo Festival 2019 held in Yangon, Myanmar.

The subject of the documentary is based on the issues of Gender based Violence and Human Trafficking. The documentary highlighted how the abused woman can overcome from her abusive and traumatic situation and become a powerful woman in the world. She represents all women who are experiencing abuse and violence. It is important that they are healed, empowered and get back to their society, live normal life like others. The purpose of the documentary is to give awareness on gender based violence and human trafficking in order to reduce these issues in Myanmar. There is a need to educate people regarding the issue of violence against women so that all people can raise their voice for these vulnerable women and make their life better. All people need to acknowledge that women are human beings and they need to be valued in the society.