Important viewing this week on WNET/THIRTEEN: Actress America Ferrera and journalist Nicholas Kristof travel to India to meet a girl on the brink of being sold into the commercial sex trade.
Diane Lane and Kristof visit a remarkable team of women running a maternity clinic in Somaliland struggling to reduce shockingly high rates of maternal deaths.
Gabrielle Union witnesses the work an organization called Room to Read does building libraries and schools and putting books into the hands of girls throughout Vietnam.
These are just a few of the tough and ultimately uplifting stories on “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a special airing on WNET/THIRTEEN this Monday and Tuesday night, October 1 and 2, at 9 pm.
This is a powerful and inspiring program of these and many other courageous people working to fight the violence and oppression keeping women and girls in many developing countries from living lives to their full potential.
Take the Half the Sky Movement Pledge supporting action to improve lives of women and girls. Enter to win Half the Sky, the DVD and book upon which the film is based, autographed by authors Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl Wu Dunn.
“The film’s powerful central message –that women and girls are not the problem – they are the solution – will stir you to action.”