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This Week
September 5, 2003

This week on NOW:

This NOW with Bill Moyers special report examines how global corporations may be riding high by shortchanging the world’s women. After two decades of the unprecedented opening of world markets, some women have been beneficiaries of globalization, many more are its losers. Today, most of the world’s poor are women - and most of the world’s women are poor. Friday, NOW examines the female face of poverty in three segments:

In WOMEN’S WORK, NOW delves into the world of laborers in Thailand, where poor battle poor to secure long hours of work and low pay, and finds a hero standing up for her rights against insurmountable odds.

In BROKEN PROMISES, NOW travels to Senegal and inside a seemingly inescapable cycle of poverty to look at how policies of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have decimated the once-thriving education and healthcare programs and undercut women’s chances for a better future.

Bill Moyers interviews Dr. Vandana Shiva, the scientist and activist who has traveled the world challenging the rules of globalization for the last 20 years.

In Depth

Women workers

Women's Work — Where do women stand today?

Living on two dollars a day.

Girls and schooling around the globe

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Vandana Shiva
Who's wasting the world's most precious resource — water?

Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Vandana Shiva

Understanding Globalization


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Global Women and Poverty

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Women's Work
Producer: Sherry Jones
Editor: Jennifer Beman White

Broken Promises
Producer: Sherry Jones
Editor: Jennifer Beman White

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