Poverty disproportionately affects women and girls. All around the world, they are more likely to be poor and to bear the brunt of economic scarcity: lack of education, lack of job opportunities, poor health, sexual violence, and a sense of hopelessness.
In the three-part PBS documentary miniseries A Path Appears, Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof focus on solutions to the myriad problems that financially disadvantaged girls and women in America and in poor countries face. WuDunn and Kristof recently published a book called A Path Appears and previously launched the Half the Sky movement, which yielded a book and a PBS series of the same name.
As in Half the Sky, A Path Appears features celebrities meeting with real-life survivors. This special will include Malin Akerman, Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, Jennifer Garner, Regina Hall, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, and Alfre Woodard.
A Path Appears will air on January 26, February 2, and February 9.