Man Up Campaign International Women's Day Screening

March 8, 2013
7:30pm Eastern Time
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Let's celebrate International Women's Day by watching parts of these films and thinking how we can help create a world where women and girls are free from violence.

How can men together with women create a culture of mutual respect, dignity and opportunity for women?

Video Descriptions

Women Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women 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 assesment plan all inspired by the book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone - Classroom Module

This educational module adapted from the documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows journalist Nicholas Kristof and actress Eva Mendes as they investigate the high incidence of rape and impunity in Sierra Leone, and meet change maker Amie Kandeh.

Sex Trafficking in Cambodia - Classroom Module

This educational module adapted from the documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide follows journalist Nicholas Kristof and actress Meg Ryan as they investigate sex trafficking of girls in Cambodia, and meet change maker Somaly Mam.

Meg Ryan on Sexual Slavery in Cambodia

Meg Ryan meets Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual slavery. After encountering a girl whose infected eye wound made her "undesirable" to clients and led to her eviction from the brothel, she describes the importance of using celebrity to raise awareness of these issues.

Sakena Yacoobi on Educating Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Sakena Yacoobi has made a difference in the lives of around 8.5 million people through the operation of learning facilities in Afghanistan over the course of twenty years. Sakena believes that, if properly equipped with the knowledge and confidence to act, the current generation of Afghani girls can fix the country's severe gender imbalances within just 5 to 10 years.

One Billion Rising in DC

In honor of V-Day, women and the men who love them took to Farragut Square to dance in protest of violence against women across the globe and here at home.

Kind Hearted Woman Preview

Coming Spring 2013 to FRONTLINE, “Kind Hearted Woman” shines a light on the epidemic of child sexual abuse on Native American reservations by following one woman’s intimate journey. Acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland follows the single mother for three years as she struggles to save her children and heal herself.

Watch the Trailer for The Invisible War

The most shameful and best-kept secret in the U.S. Military? The epidemic of rape and sexual assault within the ranks. An American female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. A culture of privilege and impunity has resulted in few prosecutions, and the systematic isolation of women who dare report the crimes.

Wonder Woman as Everyone's Superhero

Lynda Carter describes the origins of Wonder Woman and how she played the part on television to appeal to both both women and men, and girls and boys.

41min 26sec


  • Fred Sullivan

    Managing Director Man Up Campaign For over 25 years, Fred has worked with NGO’s on initiatives for peace, youth leadership and non-violence issues as well as internet technology. He had the fortune to information architect and develop the website for The Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan attributed the website as one of the key factors that facilitated the International Criminal Court Treaty after 100 years of effort. Fred has also worked with other NGOs, including the Hague Appeal for Peace, the People’s Millennium Assembly at the UN and, recently, the preparation conferences on Rio +20.


  • Dana Edell, PhD. Executive Director, SPARK

    Dana is an activist-scholar-artist and has been the executive director of SPARK since May 2011. Since 1998, Dana has produced and co-directed more than 60 plays, 7 CDs of original music, 8 music videos and 3 radio episodes all written and performed by girls. She has over 15 years of experience as a teacher and leader in arts and advocacy programs with teenage girls. Before moving to New York City, she co-founded and directed Inside/Out Performing Arts, a theater-making program for girls affected by the juvenile justice system in San Francisco. She has spoken as an expert on girls’ issues on ABC’s 20/20, Al Jazeera, Fox News, Fox & Friends, BBC and NPR. Dana teaches education, qualitative research methods, and theater and social change courses at New York University and the City University of New York. She has a BA with honors in Classics/Ancient Greek from Brown University, an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University and a PhD in Educational Theater from NYU.

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