Independent Lens: A Path Appears: Part Three

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In the United States, domestic violence claims more than three lives a day on average. Nicholas Kristof and Regina Hall visit Atlanta to explore the work of the Women’s Resource Center, a shelter, aid, and advocacy organization for battered women, and Men Stopping Violence, which works directly with men who have abused their partners to help them change their behavior. In Kenya, actress/activist Mia Farrow and journalist Ronan Farrow join Kristof as they visit Shining Hope, an organization working for change in Kibera, where 15% of young girls have been raped or sexually abused before preschool age. The organization opened the Kibera School for Girls to provide the area’s most at-risk young girls with a path out of poverty and abuse.

A Path Appears follows journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and dedicated actor/advocates to Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, and throughout the United States. They uncover the harshest forms of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow: including sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery and the effective solutions being forged to combat them.