Gloria Steinem has spent her entire life dedicated to women’s issues and raising awareness on how to create equality for women both personally and professionally. The 82-year-old feminist isn’t done with her fight yet–she’s bringing her knowledge to Viceland’s new series, WOMAN.
According to a press release, Steinem will serve as the executive producer of the show, which will follow a team of female journalists around the world as a way to highlight “how violence against women drives global instability.”
In particular, the show will focus on an array of issues that are often not publicized widely in the media, like sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, feticide in El Salvador, and the imprisonment of moms in America. Steinem stated in the trailer that by focusing on problems “once marginalized as women’s issues, we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st century.”
Steinem also stated in Vice:
“More than poverty, natural resources, religion, or degree of democracy, violence against females is the most reliable predictor of whether a nation will be violent within itself or will use violence against another country—and gender violence has become so great that for the first time, there are now fewer females on Earth than males. This series informs and gives viewers ways to help.”
The show is scheduled to air on Tuesday, May 10 on Viceland. We can’t wait to see it. Check out the trailer below: