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Women and Girls Lead | Half the Sky | Somaly Mam Provides Support for Survivors of Sex-Trafficking

www.pbs.org Meg Ryan meets Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual slavery. After encountering a girl whose infected eye wound made her “undesirable” to clients and led to her eviction from the brothel, Ryan describes the importance of using celebrity to raise awareness of these issues. About the Series The series follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which still needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds — is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and all over the world, women are seizing it. Half the Sky is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assesment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky

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