Interview with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on ‘Half the Sky’ and Ending Violence Against Women

September 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman interviews journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about their project, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn join Rafael Pi Roman on MetroFocus to give a preview of their new documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” and talk about their motivations behind tackling such a large topic and introducing some of the important characters involved in the fight for women’s and girls’ safety and rights around the world.  The advocates, who first published the book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” in 2009, consider violence against women and children the “central moral issue of this century.”

The September episode of MetroFocus premieres Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW, Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. on NJ TV.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross, and Shailaja and Umesh Nagarkatte.

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