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No More Corsets: The New Woman
The lives of American women changed in far-reaching ways during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Trace late-19th-century social trends that led to more public roles for women and emerging ideas of women's rights. Learn about the women's suffrage movement and its embattled crusade to gain voting rights for women.
Disruption
Disruption explores a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to eradicate poverty by empowering women on government assistance programs in Colombia, Peru and Brazil to "save their way out of poverty." The film interweaves women's testimonies to the transformative power of financial education with the story of Fundacion Capital, a group of…
Taking Root - The Vision of Environmentalist Wangari Maathai
Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its founder Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The U.S.- educated Professor Maathai discovered her life's work by reconnecting with the rural…
Muriel Matters
In London 1909, an actress from Adelaide made worldwide headlines after taking to the skies under a 25-metre balloon emblazoned with the slogan, 'Votes For Women'. Known as 'that daring Australian girl', Muriel Matters was inspired by playwrights, anarchists and revolutionaries to use her performance skills and bravery in the…
Makers: Women Who Make America - Season 1
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The first season of Makers tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts…
Peace Unveiled
Part of the Series: Women, War & Peace
When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women who immediately began to organize to make sure that women's rights don't get traded away in the deal. One…
Shared Perspectives - The 1st EndoActive National Endometriosis Conference
Shared Perspectives is a unique educational resource for healthcare professionals and women with Endometriosis. Endo affects 1 in 10 women and girls. That's half a million in Australia. It causes severe pelvic pain, digestive disorders, problem periods, difficulty conceiving and even infertility. What is Endo and how do we treat…
10 Days = Wife: Love Translated
What happens when you take a group of eager Western men to Odessa, Ukraine where young, beautiful and single women are everywhere and give them a short period to meet a wife? Welcome 10 Days=Wife: LOVE TRANSLATED! It's a jungle out there especially where men have only ten days but…
Awakening
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
The story of the birth of the modern Women's Movement. When Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead end jobs. At the same time, another group of…
Regardless of Sex
The long history of equal pay for women has yet to result in wage justice. In 1972 an historical decision of 'equal pay for equal work' was handed down by the Arbitration Commission. However, the notion of 'comparable worth' was not accepted at the time. In 1985, with women still…
Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
Women had no official political role in the Old Regime, but the Revolution raised the question of women's rights and their place in the public sphere. Find out how two of the era's key feminists--Condorcet, a male mathematician, and Olympe de Gouges, a female writer--framed the demand for women's rights,…
Tapestries of Hope
"Tapestries of Hope is a powerful film that exposes the ongoing rape of young women in Zimbabwe by men infected with AIDS, and profiles an organization working to protect and empower abused young girls in the country.