In the best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn explore one very powerful idea: that in the developing world, "women are not the problem...they are the solution." That same thesis is central to the two-part documentary of the same name that will air on PBS stations across the US this Monday, October 1 at 9:00pm (8:00 CT), and will feature Room to Read's work in Vietnam.
To prove their point (and tide over audiences until the nationwide premiere) the Half the Sky Movement released the following video featuring two of the most effective solutions around: education and economic empowerment. Take a look:
To learn more about Room to Read's role in Half the Sky:Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide go to www.roomtoread.org/halfthesky and don't forget to tune in to your local PBS station on Monday, October 1.