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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Solutions | Awareness Campaign | Half the Sky Movement | PBS

Duration: 01:50
Program: Independent Lens
Broadcast Date: Sep. 25, 2012

www.halftheskymovement.org Solutions // Gabrielle Union, Olivia Wilde, Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof discuss solutions to the most pressing problems facing women: maternal mortality, gender-based violence, sex trafficking and forced prostitution. Education and economic empowerment are the ladder to a better life for women, their families and communities. Learn more about how you can make a difference at halftheskymovement.org About the Series www.pbs.org Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - Premiering October 1-2, 2012 Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assesment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The series follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet 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. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking ...

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Post Date: September 25, 2012