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September 2012
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Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide

Turning oppression into opportunity – tune into a special television event that uses in-the-moment investigations and emotionally explosive storytelling to confront the greatest moral challenge of our time: the oppression of women and girls around the world.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, was filmed in 10 countries and inspired by the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the series is driven by the growing awareness that empowering women is the best way to increase prosperity and stability around the globe.

Half the Sky follows six actress-advocates including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.

This documentary aims to amplify the central message of the book –– that women are not the problem, but the solution –– and to bolster the broad and growing movement for change.

"In the same way that slavery was a moral challenge for the 19th century and totalitarianism was a challenge for the 20th century, the challenge that women and girls face around the world is the moral challenge of our time," said author WuDunn. As we see in the series, hope endures as fearless women and men are developing innovative ways to turn the tide.

Watch a preview of Half the Sky below and be sure to tune.


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