On the Docket: Half the Sky

02/10/2012 § 1 Comment

Tonight, I definitely recommend you watch the second part of the Half the Sky documentary on PBS at 9pm.  Half the Sky, a transmedia project dedicated to transforming oppression into opportunity for women worldwide, turns its eye on 10 countries around the globe and confronts the issues of sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence and discrimination and maternal morality with scalable solutions in the forms of health care, education and economic empowerment.  Part one aired last night, but you can stream it on the PBS website here, through October 8.

Stemming from the book by the same name written by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the documentary shares the heart-breaking and inspiring stories of remarkable individuals around the world who persevere against daunting socioeconomic obstacles to better the lives of women and girls.  I personally learned of the project via Olivia Wilde, who is a celebrity advocate for Half the Sky and was an emcee at the Global Citizen Festival that I attended in Central Park over the weekend, where I had the opportunity to see documentary stars Edna Adan and Urmi Basu speak in person about their amazing work.  It is an important, thoughtful movement and I urge you to find a way to get involved.

To learn more please visit Half the Sky.

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