Women around the world lack basic health care and nutrition and it places not only the mother in danger, it places the newborn in danger as well.
No Woman No Cry is a documentary that looks at maternal mortality around the world.
These were issues we saw being addressed by World Vision in Buliisa, Uganda, and while things aren't perfect, there is hope.
I added Madonna's documentary I Am Because We Are to my cue because many of the same problems the African country of Malawi faces are similar to those facing millions of children, including the precious children from Buliisa, whose faces will be forever ingrained in my mind.
Half the Sky is a documentary filmed in 10 countries that introduces us to women who are struggling in the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
It is only by the grace of God that I was born a woman in America, but I long to know how I can relate and take a moment to walk a mile in another woman's shoes.
Netflix offers many more documentaries that will empower and change you, these are just a few of the titles that I put at the top of my list to watch so that I don't forget about the needs half way around the world.
Have you ever watched a documentary that has changed you?