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Press about the Half the Sky Movement

10/12/13 - The New York Times
From the Streets to the ‘World’s Best Mom’


3/11/13 - Minyanville
The Half the Sky Movement: Is a Facebook Game the Next Step Toward Global Social Justice?


3/7/13 - Business Twitter
How does a broadcaster engage viewers in real-time conversations to drive tune-in?


2/19/13 - Tech2
Play this Facebook game to support women's rights in the real world


2/17/13 - The New York Times
A Game Aims to Draw Attention to Women’s Issues


12/11/12 - Girls' Globe
Read All About It! Top 10 Gender-Focused Books


11/30/2012- Irish Times
Spirit in the sky


11/14/2012 - MTV
Sweet Tweet: Olivia Wilde Helps 11th Graders Raise Money for Girls' Education


10/20/2012 - Madison County Courier
War on Women Alive and Well … and Living in Our Backyard


10/24/2012 - Kotaku
The Complicated Truth Behind Games That Want To Change The World


10/15/2012 - Harvard Political Review
Half the Sky: A Graceful Success


10/1/2012 - Filmmaker
"Half the Sky" & Social Documentary Transmedia


10/5/2012 - People
Olivia Wilde Supports Women's Rights in Kenya


10/4/2012 - The Witchita Eagle
End oppression of women worldwide


10/2/2012 - Mashable
Can Kony 2012′s Viral Success Be Repeated? ‘Half The Sky’ Is Taking a Stab


10/2/2012 - Below the Line
T&F Devises Powerful Main Title Sequence for Half the Sky


10/2/2012 - Long Island Newsday
'Half the Sky': Meg Ryan, America Ferrera aim to help exploited women


10/2/2012 - Amy Hit the Atmosphere
Who Run the World?


10/1/2012 - The New York Times
Using Fame to Shine a Spotlight on the Suffering


10/4/2012 - Bangkok Post
Twitter index: verify Matt Hunter, 'Half The Sky'


10/1/2012 - Somaliland Sun
Somaliland: Addressing Maternal Mortality


10/1/2012 - Glamour
Tonight: A Must-Watch on the Biggest International Women's Crises, and What Amazing People Are Doing About Them


10/1/2012 - ABC News
Half the Sky: Edna Adan’s Crusade for Women’s Health


10/1/2012 - Huffington Post
The Muslim Mother Theresa


10/1/2012 - Inside TV
PBS doc 'Half the Sky': Meg Ryan, Diane Lane and America Ferrera on combating gender violence


10/1/2012 - People Magazine
Eva Mendes Embarks on 'Life-Changing' Visit to Sierra Leone


10/1/2012 - Allure
Olivia Wilde and America Ferrera Talk Beauty and Their New Documentary, Half the Sky


10/1/2012 - Women Thrive
Turning Oppression into Opportunity


10/1/2012 - Indie Wire
Must Watch - Half the Sky - Turning Oppression Into Opportunity


10/1/2012 - Impatient Optimists –– The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women


10/1/2012 - The Salt Lake Tribune
‘Half the Sky’ is horrific and hopeful


10/1/2012 - NY Daily News
PBS’ ‘Half the Sky’ looks at abused, battered women, with interviews by Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes and others


10/1/2012 - AV Club
Half The Sky debuts tonight on PBS at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, 8 p.m. Central and Mountain in most markets. You should check local listings


10/1/2012 - Tampa Bay Times
Emotional PBS documentary Half the Sky shows abuse of women across the globe as moral crisis


10/1/2012 - Huffington Post
How Edna Adan Built Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital


9/30/2012 - Lansing State Journal
With 'Half the Sky' documentary, PBS explores tragedy


9/30/2012 - Technorati
Half the Sky, an Amazing Documentary, Comes to PBS and DVD


9/28/2012 - The Take Away
Olivia Wilde Documents Women's Rise from Oppression to Opportunity


9/28/2012 - Channel Guide Magazine
PBS airs gut-wrenching “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity”


9/28/2012 - US News
Sheryl WuDunn: Empowering Women Comes Down to Economics


9/23/2012 - Los Angeles Times
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportuniy for Women Worldwide


10/1/12 - The Vancouver Sun
Doc offers hope for human rights


9/29/2012 - The Washington Post
Meg Ryan, others lend star power to 'Half the Sky,' PBS series on oppressed women's fight


9/27/2012 - USAID
Ford Foundation Event Celebrates Premieres of Half the Sky and Women and Girls Lead Global


9/27/2012 - Huffington Post
Oppression into Opportunity: How Ethical Shopping Can Hold Up Half the Sky


9/25/2012 - Huffington Post
When Helping Women Just "Clicks"


9/24/2012 - AllFacebook
PBS Mixes Facebook, Other Social Networks Into Documentary ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women'


9/24/2012 - Your Day
Half the Sky Segment


9/25/2012 - The Daily Beast
Girls Gone Global


9/24/2012 - New America Media

Indian Activist Urmi Basu: Sex Selection Fuels Human Trafficking


9/24/2012 - The Daily Beast
'Half the Sky' Documentery Previews at Clinton Global Initiative


9/3/2012 - Huffington Post
30 Days of Women's Empowerment (and Free Songs Featuring Alicia Keys, Anjelique Kidjo, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, and More)


9/1/2012 - New York Daily News
Sexy Olivia's a star with a heart of gold


8/13/2012 - San Francisco Chronicle
Zynga teams up with nonprofits for games

5/31/2012 - Mashable
Best-Selling Book Turns Into Mobile Game for Women in Developing Countries


5/30/2012 - Huffington Post 
Nicholas Kristof's 'Half The Sky' Releases First Feature On Maternal Mortality


5/15/2012 - Huffington Post
Nicholas Kristof's 'Half The Sky' Trailer Highlights Plight Of Women Worldwide




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About the Half the Sky Movement



Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a movement to confront the greatest moral challenge of our time: the oppression of women and girls across the world. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name, the Half the Sky Movement is a call to action driven by growing awareness that empowering women is the greatest opportunity to increase prosperity and stability around the globe. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have lent their voices to women and girls silenced across the world, as well as the unsung heroes working day in and day out to secure their rights and open up opportunities for them to flourish. Join them in this movement!

We are galvanizing action using social media, mobile games, celebrity advocates and a Facebook game. At the core of the Half the Sky Movement is a two-night PBS special airing on October 1st and 2nd, which chronicles the stories of women and girls confronting extreme gender inequality around the world and celebrates the remarkable individuals fighting to bring about change. Between now and October, learn more about the challenges women and girls face, the organizations working to address those challenges, and how you can help.