Wow, all I can say is WOW.
I watched the PBS documentary Half the Sky last week. It was totally worth staying up late on a week night to become informed and awed by the women featured.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide was filmed in 10 countries and follows Nicholas Kristof, on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals.
From PBS: “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. The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. All over the world women are seizing this opportunity.”
Reading Kristof’s bio was an eye-opener also – he has lived on four continents, reported on six, and traveled to more than 150 countries, plus all 50 states, every Chinese province and every main Japanese island.
Have you read Half the Sky? How did the book or video make you feel?