Girls and women, especially in developing countries, face extreme poverty, oppression, and violence. The authors take you beyond the words to introduce you to the harsh stories of individuals. As difficult as their situations are, these women are working hard to survive and to thrive.
This week, a PBS documentary based on Half the Sky aired October 1 and 2. If you missed it, it will be shown online at the PBS website through October 9 and 10, and it will be available on video. Take a few minutes to view the trailer. You will meet women in 10 countries who are fighting back against brutal situations. It also shows that all of us can have a positive impact on problems around the world.
In addition to the questions asked of the two presidential candidates in their first debates, we may need to ask ourselves what we should demand of these male leaders in terms of fighting injustices against women. We can't suppress half the world's population and begin to achieve our best social, political or financial goals.