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.