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EP 1: Why Women with Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell says women are an untapped solution to today’s biggest problems. And: we hear from Rohingya women who are building a case against the government of Myanmar.

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Actress Kristen Bell is best known for her roles in Veronica Mars, Frozen, and The Good Place. But Kristen’s passions extend beyond acting – she is a committed activist and philanthropist. This year, Bell became the first global advocate for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. It’s a partnership between the United Nations and grassroots women’s organizations around the world. We sat down with Kristen Bell to talk about her new role – and why she thinks women are key to lasting peace.

We also take you to the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, where a group of Rohingya women are building a case against the government of Myanmar. Journalist Susannah Savage and producer Brenna Daldorph traveled to the camps in south east Bangladesh on the border with Myanmar where hundreds of thousands of refugees now call home. Most of them are Rohingya Muslims who fled a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar army in the summer of 2017. Susannah and Brenna spoke with Rohingya women there who are making sure their voices are heard around the world.

 Photo credit: Susannah Savage.

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