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Half the Sky: 17th-century abuses to girls and women in the 21st-century world. update with kiva...check out this idea

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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Half the Sky lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. We know there are many worthy causes competing for attention in the world. We focus on this one because this kind of oppression feels transcendent – and so does the opportunity. Outsiders can truly make a difference.

So let us be clear up front: We hope to recruit you to join an incipient movement to emancipate women and fight global poverty by unlocking women's power as economic catalysts. It is a process that transforms bubbly teenage girls from brothel slaves into successful businesswomen. You can help accelerate change if you'll just open your heart and join in.

 

http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

 

http://www.kiva.org/  dont donate money! lend it! check out this site, so utterly awesome!

Join the movement, spread the word, read the book, start a book club, women supporting women!  Even if we have nothing else in common we have this!

 

Have you read the book?

Have you checked out the site?

Can you post this on your facebook page or twitter?

Theres no financial burden to helping women everywhere, just share the stories, the book, your views!

CafeMom Tickers
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

 Thanks for posting

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:10 PM


Quoting muslimahpj:

 Thanks for posting


It's the least we can do :)

stacymomof2
by Ruby Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Right!  If nothing else, women should stick together!  :)

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:26 PM


Quoting stacymomof2:

Right!  If nothing else, women should stick together!  :)


Totally, did you go to the site and read the stories? The one where the lady paid for the girls education was so amazing!

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:45 PM

BUMP!

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 8:32 PM

BUMP!

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM
An unblinking look at one of the seminal moral challenges of our time. This stirring book is at once a savage indictment of gender inequality in the developing world and an inspiring testament to these women’s courage, resilience, and their struggle for hope and recovery. An unexpectedly uplifting read.

Khaled Hosseini, author, The Kite Runner

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM
Half the Sky is a passionate and persuasive plea to all of us to rise up and say ‘No more!’ to the 17th-century abuses to girls and women in the 21st-century world. This is a book that will pierce your heart and arouse your conscience. It is a powerful piece of journalism by two masters of the craft who are tireless in their pursuit of one of the most shameful conditions of our time.

Tom Brokaw

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:11 PM
If you have always wondered whether you can change the world, read this book. Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have written a brilliant call to arms that describes one of the transcendent injustices in the world today–the brutal treatment of women. They take you to many countries, introduce you to extraordinary women, and tell you their moving tales. Throughout, the tone is practical not preachy and the book’s suggestions as to how you can make a difference are simple, sensible, and yet powerful. The authors vividly describe a terrible reality about the world we live in but they also provide light and hope that we can, in fact, change it.

Fareed Zakaria, author, The Post-American World

Jackrabbitmomma
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:56 PM
It’s impossible to exaggerate the importance of this book about one of the most serious problems of our time: the worldwide abuse and exploitation of women. In addition to describing the injustices, Kristof and WuDunn show how concerned individuals everywhere are working effectively to empower women and help them overcome adversity. Wonderfully written and vividly descriptive, Half the Sky can and should galvanize support for reform on all levels. Inspiring as it is shocking, this book demands to be read.

Anne Rice

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