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Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide

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, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, 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.

Olivia Wilde learning how to make beaded jewelry with women from Umoja Women's Village in Samburu, Kenya.

Olivia Wilde learning how to make beaded jewelry with women from Umoja Women's Village in Samburu, Kenya.

Credit: Courtesy of Jessica Chermayeff

Women celebrate in Somaliland.

Women celebrate in Somaliland.

Credit: Courtesy of Josh Bennett

Nicholas Kristof talks with locals in Somaliland.

Nicholas Kristof talks with locals in Somaliland.

Credit: Courtesy of David Smoler

International Rescue Committee Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator Amie Kandeh with Eva Mendes in Sierra Leone.

International Rescue Committee Women's Protection and Empowerment Coordinator Amie Kandeh with Eva Mendes in Sierra Leone.

Credit: Courtesy of David Smoler

America Ferrera plays with children at the New Light Crèche in Kolkata, India.

America Ferrera plays with children at the New Light Crèche in Kolkata, India.

Credit: Courtesy of David Smoler

New Light founder and director Urmi Basu with America Ferrera in Khaligat, India.

New Light founder and director Urmi Basu with America Ferrera in Khaligat, India.

Credit: Courtesy of Jon Rubinstein

Gabrielle Union and local student Duyen Le ride bikes in Thu Thua, Vietnam.

Gabrielle Union and local student Duyen Le ride bikes in Thu Thua, Vietnam.

Credit: Courtesy of Jenni Morello

A girl holds flowers during Room to Read's 10 millionth book ceremony in Vietnam.

A girl holds flowers during Room to Read's 10 millionth book ceremony in Vietnam.

Credit: Courtesy of Jenni Morello

Meg Ryan with Somana Long and Srey Pov at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Meg Ryan with Somana Long and Srey Pov at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Credit: Courtesy of Jenni Morello

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