Written by Leigh Schmidt, WPT Community Outreach Coordinator
Women and girls around the globe face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, and discrimination — every day of their lives. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a landmark multimedia project centered on a two-part documentary airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. on WPT.
Half the Sky is part of Women and Girls Lead, a public media initiative designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. Starting with several documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers, with additional content along the way, Women and Girls Lead brings to life extraordinary leaders and citizens on the front lines of economic development, violence prevention, business and governance, education, and health.
In the coming months and years, WPT will continue to bring you important films that showcase extraordinary women and girls who are changing the world. We will be convening experts from around the state on a number of topics that impact gender equity issues here in Wisconsin. Look for film screenings, events, community dialogues and more coming to Wisconsin in 2013 and beyond. We’ll share resources to help you empower women in Wisconsin and around the world, as well as to share the successes of women in our communities. Here are some ways to learn more:
Women and Girls Lead | Half the Sky on Independent Lens | HalftheSkyMovement.org
Preview Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.