Woman: with Gloria Steinem
At the intersection of violence and stability, of progress and oppression, are women. Gloria Steinem guides us to the women who are shaping not just their own future, but ours too. Gloria Steinem travels the world meeting those whose lives are in the crosshairs.
Part 1: DRC: Rape as a Weapon of War
As rival militias and armies battle for control of mineral-rich territories in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rape of local women has become a routine military tactic.
Part 2: Colombia: The Women of FARC
As Colombia nears the end of a fifty-year civil war, we meet current and former female FARC soldiers to find out how they will be reintegrated into society.
Part 3: Canada: The Missing First Nations
The First Nations women of Canada have been disappearing and being murdered at an alarming rate. We explore the reasons behind the phenomenon and what’s being done to stop it.
Part 4: Zambia: Child Brides
We follow a 14-year-old Zambian girl through a ritual before she marries a 48-year-old man, and we learn how child marriage threatens the entire region.
Part 5: USA: Mothers Behind Bars
The U.S. locks up more women than any other country. Most of them have children, who are 7 times more likely to end up in prison, creating a repeating cycle of incarceration.
Part 6: El Salvador: Femicide
Every year, hundreds of women in El Salvador are being murdered just because they’re women. We explore the culture of machismo and gang violence to find out why.
Part 7: USA: Assault in the Military
Sexual assault in the U.S. military affects women disproportionately. We meet with survivors and military personnel to find out whats being done to combat the problem.
Part 8: Pakistan: On the Frontlines
Extremist violence in Pakistan is profoundly affecting the female population. We explore how women are responding to the threat and empowering themselves to create positive change.