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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | Forced Prostitution | Awareness Campaign | Half the Sky Movement | PBS

Duration: 01:47
Program: Independent Lens
Broadcast Date: Sep. 25, 2012

www.halftheskymovement.org // Forced Prostitution // At no point in history have more people been enslaved than women currently are in the sex trade. Women and girls account for 80 percent of the people trafficked across international borders each year, most often for sexual exploitation. In parts of the world, families submit their own relatives to forced prostitution, benefiting financially from their exploitation and creating a cycle that is difficult to break. Millions of women and girls worldwide are trapped in the commercial sex industry. Stripped of their basic human rights, they are bought and sold, generating an estimated $27.8 billion of profit for their exploiters. 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 ...



Post Date: September 25, 2012