HALF THE SKY: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

**This event has been postponed.

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the extensive power outage that occurred on the evening of the 29th and affected Harvard University and parts of Cambridge, we were unable to screen the film, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, last night. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused. The event will be rescheduled during the spring semester, so please stay tuned for updates!

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,
Christina Bain


What if you could change the lives of women and girls worldwide?



HALF THE SKY: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide






Land Lecture Hall

Thursday, November 29, 5:00 p.m.



Pizza will be served



Just as slavery was the defining struggle of the 19th century and totalitarianism of the 20th, the fight to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide defines our current century. 


Hidden in the overlapping problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and women are seizing it. From Somaliland to Cambodia to Afghanistan, women's oppression is being confronted head on and real, meaningful solutions are being fashioned. Change is happening, and it’s happening now.

Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn took on this urgent moral challenge in 2009 with their acclaimed best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Now, a landmark movement is amplifying the book's impact. Ignited by a high-profile national television event and fueled by innovative initiatives, the Half the Sky documentary is galvanizing even more people to join the burgeoning movement for change.  


We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

This event is co-sponsored by:

  • The HKS Women and Gender Caucus
  • The Kennedy School Student Government
  • The Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery