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"From small villages to whole nations, we now know that the wellbeing of women determines the wellbeing of society."
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

13 Apr 2016 - 1:45 PM  UPDATED 13 Apr 2016 - 1:45 PM

Gloria Steinem's new documentary series for Viceland will premiere on May 10. Entitled Woman, the series shows Steinem and a team of female journalists travelling the world, covering the treatment of women, from sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to incarcerated women in the USA, to murdered and missing women in El Salvador and Canada.

Describing it as a "revolution," Steinem says in the trailer that "by confronting the problems once marginalised as women's issues we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st century."

"From small villages to whole nations," she continues, "we now know that the wellbeing of women determines the wellbeing of society."

"The greatest indicator of the world's stability, wealth and safety is the status of women," Steinem concludes.

In a statement about the series, Steinem elaborated on this, saying: “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.”

Woman will premiere May 10. Find out how to watch it here.