Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Sandra Herrington
Produced by Tekweni Productions with TVE
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1995
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-872-4
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-668-2
A Woman's Place - Short Stories Series
A Healthy Start
The debate over women's health care in South Africa.
In South Africa, still struggling with the legacy of apartheid, there were worries that women's health issues would be overlooked. So a group of women in Johannesburg formed the Women's Health Project to ensure that their needs and experience were included in the decision-making process. Their work is now being used by the World Health Organization as a model for other developing countries.
Other titles in the series are:
Teach a Woman How to Fish and... - Sea farming empowers women in Fiji.
Dry Days In Dobbagunta - Literacy program spurs anti-liquor campaign in rural India and empowers women.
The Alarm Rings Softly - Caribbean women use drama and reggae to fight domestic violence.
The Amahs of Hong Kong - Filipino women exploited as maids in Hong Kong.
Footprints of Sorrow - Guatemalan war widows fighting for human rights.
"Express(es)...women's desire for independence, self-sufficiency and the important role of having a voice in the process of decision-making...fast paced, yet informative.. geared toward the advanced high school student and above...has a place in all video collections in the areas of Women's Studies, History, Sociology and Anthropology. Highly Recommended."
Belinda L. Robinson-Jones, MC Journal