–Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and
A landmark series based on the book by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows six actress-advocates including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, and Olivia Wilde as they travel to six countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals who are confronting oppression and developing real, meaningful solutions through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide aims to amplify the central message of the book –- that women are not the problem, but the solution –– and to bolster the broad and growing movement for change.
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Description: Meg Ryan meets Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual slavery. After encountering a girl whose infected eye wound made her "undesirable" to clients and led to her eviction from the brothel, she describes the importance of using celebrity to raise awareness of these issues.
Description: Olivia Wilde discusses her involvement in Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and her experience in Kenya.
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