Stories for February 28, 2010
Lynn Sherr interviews Liberian peace leader Leymah Gbowee and filmmaker Abigail Disney.
How have women in politics changed America and the world? This documentary explores the role of women as leaders and the high-stakes risks, triumphs and setbacks for women leaders of today and tomorrow.
Interview: Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, the largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively on women's rights issues.
Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first to cross the North American continent alone. Her exploits as an aviator, her beauty and intelligence, her independence and charm made her a national heroine. Seemingly invincible, Earhart tirelessly traveled and lectured, a champion of aviation and equal opportunity for women. But her cheering public didn't know the cost of her courage.
A Woman Among Warlords follows the campaign of a woman running in Afghanistan’s first democratic parliament election in more than 30 years.
Shahri Estakhry is the founder of the Iranian School of San Diego, which works to assist Iranian-American youths to be proud of their heritage by educating them about Iranian culture and the Persian language.