Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Assistant, CFI

Starting today, part one of the documentary film Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide becomes available to watch on PBS’ website. Inspired by the widely-praised book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky has become a transmedia project whose scope reflects its social ambitions. The project shares the stories of women from all over the world who are seizing the opportunity to confront oppression with meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment.

The Half the Sky project includes a two-part, four-hour documentary film (part two will be available to watch on PBS’ website starting tomorrow), a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two websites, educational video modules with companion text, a social media campaign supporting over 30 partner NGOs, and an impact assessment. We encourage engaging with the project in every way you’re able.

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are both firm proponents of the importance of microfinance in empowering women’s development.

Image Credit: PBS

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