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Room to Read Gives Away Its Ten Millionth Book in Vietnam | Independent Lens | PBS

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Published on Sep 19, 2012

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John Wood, founder of Room to Read, gives away the 10 millionth book in Vietnam. The first time Room to Read gave away books, it was 3,000 to a school in Nepal, now the organization has grown to help over 6 million children worldwide.

About the Series

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assessment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

The series follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet 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. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which still needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds — is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and all over the world, women are seizing it.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide website
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/ha...

Half the Sky movement website
http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

Women and Girls Lead
http://womenandgirlslead.org/

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