Turning Oppression into Opportunity

Years ago I read the book… tonight the documentary premieres on PBS. Half the Sky is about leaving the past and the past and paying attention to what is going on in the world — now. Women across the globe are pushing past societal norms and making change in their communities. Now it’s time for the world to learn about how women are seizing opportunity!

Part 1 of the documentary airs at 9pm PST tonight, with Part 2 taking place at 9pm PST tomorrow {check your local listings here}.

The 4 hour segment will absolutely enlighten your day, week and year.

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change.” – Independent Lens | PBS

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