Half the Sky:
Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Women for Women International proudly supports the Half the Sky movement and is honored to have been included in the book and exhibit.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, highlights how renewed focus on the world’s women and girls can end many of the world’s ills. The book also tells the story of Claudine, one of our program participants in Rwanda, and how her life was changed when a kindhearted American woman named Murvelene chose to sponsor her.
PBS will air the new two-part documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, on the evenings of Monday, October 1st and Tuesday, October 2nd. Our Founder, Zainab Salbi, was among the women leaders interviewed for the film and will appear in Part One. The remainder of the film captures Nicholas Kristof, with celebrities including America Ferrera, Meg Ryan, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes and Gabrielle Union, as they visit women and girls living in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable - but fighting every day to change them. Visit PBS.org to find your local PBS station and air times. Follow us on Twitter both nights for live tweeting of the show.
Watch The Series Trailer
The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA is home of the Women Hold Up Half the Sky exhibit, running October 27, 2011 through March 11, 2012. Women for Women International is one of the non-profit organizations featured in the exhibit, which brings to life the themes and stories from the book through visual art, immersive sound installations, and interactive experiences. We encourage our Los Angeles area supporters to visit the exhibit.