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A chance to see ‘Half the Sky’ this week

“Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a four-hour documentary, will air tonight and tomorrow, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on MPBN. The two-part series is part of the Half the Sky movement, inspired by the book, Half the Sky, by journalists/authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. The documentary accompanies Kristof, along […]

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Clark convenes ‘Informed Activism’ this weekend

This weekend, more than 1,000 students, scholars, policy-makers, activists and representatives from non-governmental organizations are scheduled to gather at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., for a unique international summit, Informed Activism: Armed Conflict, Scarce Resources and Congo. Clark’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has joined with Jewish World Watch to host this conference […]

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‘Raindrops’ explores origins of Rwandan genocide

Tonight and tomorrow, Link TV is airing the powerful documentary “explore: Raindrops Over Rwanda,” which delves into the roots that led to the horrifically violent killing of an estimated 1 million men, women and children in April 1994. Following the documentary, the remarkable Honoré Gatera, the head guide at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in […]

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Saadawi visits Maine to tell of Egypt’s liberation

Eighty-year-old, Cairo-born human rights activist, physician and writer Nawal El Saadawi is in Maine tonight, sharing her lifetime of experience, including how she felt in Tahrir Square when Egypt transformed in front of her eyes. Dr. Saadawi is speaking about “The Egyptian Revolution: Creativity, Dissonance and Women,” at the University of Southern Maine tonight, March […]

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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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