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Voices for Women

Around the world, women often face gender inequality, oppression, even violence when it comes to their freedom and their rights. On this episode, we meet those who are determined to defy the odds and speak up for and in defense of women, worldwide.

At the 2014 World Economic Forum, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that girls are the key to ending global poverty. No one could agree with that more than Denise Dunning. At the age of 12, while visiting her mother’s native Argentina, she saw an impoverished young girl, not much older than herself, begging with a baby and a toddler in tow. This early experience stayed with her and was the impetus behind creating Rise Up. Through its various programs, the lives of more than 115 million girls, youth and women have been transformed, around the globe. Denise Dunning knows, firsthand, that investing in girls’ leadership and empowerment leads them to change their communities, their countries and perhaps even the world.

 

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Teen Volunteerism (Nancy Lublin) 

With only a quarter of Americans aged 16 and older making time for volunteering at least once a year, volunteerism is at a record low in the United States. That’s according to a 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This week on "Full Frame" – empowering the next generation of volunteers to make an impact, worldwide.

Visionaries (Susan Sarandon) 

What makes a visionary? For some, it’s the passion for innovation. For others, it’s seeing opportunities to make a difference where the rest of us may have already given up.
This week on Full Frame, conversations with visionaries who are using their global fame to make an impact.

Susan Sarandon is an Academy award-winning actress who has stared in films like "Dead Man Walking" "Thelma & Louise," "The Client," and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."

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Mars, The New Frontier (Andy Weir) 

What does the future of space exploration look like? Scientists say Mars is the most likely candidate for being able to support human life one day. This week on "Full Frame," we take a look at the science and technologies being used by both government and private sectors to live on Mars: the new frontier.

Reinventing The Wheel (Matt Dalio)

This week, we have conversations with innovators whose new approach, to some ordinary tasks, is not only making the daily grind easier, but also making the world a better place.

Education for One and All (Shohreh Aghdashloo)

Creating greater access to education around the world comes with many barriers. But some people are taking matters into their own hands. They’re using social entrepreneurship, opening up access to technology and providing connections with peers and female role models.

On this episode of "Full Frame," conversations with people who are committed to providing an education for everyone -- despite age, gender, and background -- throughout all corners of the world.

Eradicating Hunger

As the global population grows, the challenge to end hunger only deepens. The U.N. World Food Programme wants to wipe out global hunger by 2030. Can it be done? On this episode of "Full Frame," we look at some of the innovative, and perhaps a little unconventional, ideas for eradicating hunger around the world, once and for all.