Students Rebuild encourages you to join the Half the Sky Movement! Get involved by watching the documentary, playing the new Facebook game, downloading classroom curriculum or learning about the five young women who won a Students Rebuild Award for $10,000!
See the Film
Watch Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film. Learn more about how you can see the film here.
Filmed in 10 countries, the film follows Nicholas Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of 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. The film is inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Half the Sky Awards
Click here to meet the winners! Students Rebuild has partnered with Half the Sky Movement to recognize young women who are fighting bravely to improve life conditions for her peers and to end the oppression of women and girls in her community and country. The Students Rebuild Awards, featuring Half the Sky Movement in its inaugural year, will help fuel global awareness and anti-oppression efforts by elevating the game changers who are working to improve the lives of young people in their communities.
This $10,000 prize is being awarded to five young women working for change in several countries featured in the recent PBS film series ($50,000 total). The award will support and advance the work of the winners as they continue to create positive solutions for the youth of their communities, and ultimately, the world.
Half the Sky Game
On March 4, Half the Sky Movement:The Game launched on Facebook! The central character in the game is an Indian woman named Radhika. She faces various challenges and players can help her by donating virtual goods. The game is free to play and when players reach certain levels, they can unlock real donations to help women with medical support and education. Play a game for social change!
ITVS's Community Classroom presents a curriculum collection inspired by the landmark Half the Sky PBS mini-series.
Five lesson plans align with a short film module and focus on gender-based violence in Sierra Leone, education in Vietnam, women’s economic empowerment in Kenya, maternal health in Somaliland, and sex trafficking and forced prostitution in Cambodia and India. Students will learn deeper context for these issues affecting women and girls around the world, and make connections to what’s happening in their own communities. Most of all, young people will gain insights and tools to join the worldwide movement to make a difference.
Available either as a FREE DVD or via streaming video and downloadable educator guides.
Photo by Joshua Bennett; Girl at New Light Crèche in Kolkata, India.