With sky-rocketing gold prices, gold fever has hit Colombia, a country rich in mineral deposits, and a torrent of mining companies is sweeping across the country. But many of the areas they want to mine are the same ones where traditional miners have been mining for generations.
In this week's podcast, we speak to Sheryl WuDunn about the experiences that have turned her from detached journalist to impassioned champion for women and girls. Sheryl Wu Dunn’s latest book is Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. She co-wrote it with her husband, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof. The two will appear in a film based on the book that is being produced as part of ITVS's Women and Girls Lead initiative, of which Women, War & Peace...
Imagine you're a young woman from a small village in Bosnia. You've witnessed horrors most people could never even imagine, and you've been asked to fly half way across the continent to testify before an international court. You may need some convincing, and certainly coaching.
In Afghanistan, there are fears that the pending U.S. withdrawal of troops will leave a vacuum for the Taliban to regain control. This could have potentially catastrophic results for many civilians in Afghanistan, especially women and girls.