- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYSOCIAL WELFARE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONNew York, New York
- GRANT LOCATIONNew York, U.S.A.
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.showofforce.com
To support the Half the Sky Project, a transmedia project that includes a documentary film for broadcast on international television, social impact games, mobile games for international distribution, strategic outreach and engagement of NGO partners, and extended outreach and capacity building for partner organizations. These initiatives are aimed at addressing the oppression of women and girls through sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality, and use media to build awareness and help create solutions.
In 2009, journalists Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn wrote the bestselling book, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” and are now partnering with production company Show of Force and Force Film Foundation to build this movement, aimed at amplifying the book’s impact, bring its stories to life and expand its urgent call for action.