Half the Sky Movement

Half the Sky Movement

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Landmark transmedia project based on the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof Sheryl WuDunn.
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Reverend Timothy Njoya believes that women cannot succeed in their struggle for equality, unless they work with men to redefine masculinity. Inspired by his mother who ran away from home on the day she was due to be circumcised, Njoya founded Men for the Equality of Men and Women (MEW) to challenge perceptions of what it means to be a man.

“God did not make women mothers and wives. "He made them human and the rest is their choice.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was first observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Today, organizations such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Futures Without Violence, Men Stopping Violence, Magdalene House of Charleston and Save the Children are working to end abuse against women and children. What groups are you supporting this month?

More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year.

14 million girls around the world are expected to stay in school longer and receive a higher quality education thanks to $600 million dollars contributed by the Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls Education (CHARGE). The collaborative was launched by the Clinton Global Initiative in partnership with the Brookings Institution for Girls’ Education. 30 other governments and organizations have also contributed funds.

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More than 3,000 Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are reportedly being trafficked for sex. One young woman who escaped told BBC News she saw girls as young as nine being sold. The Yazidis are asking for support to bring back their girls and have drawn up lists of those they're searching for.  "They took all our girls. It's all we care about. The world must help us," said one woman whose two daughters are missing.

More than Yazidi women and children have been captured by Islamic State militants and are being trafficked for sex, the BBC learns.

"Catching up on reading together with Charles M. Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones -- our books will both be published Tuesday." -Nicholas Kristof

Catching up on reading together with Charles M. Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones -- our books will both be published Tuesday.

Six-year-old Mehran is not your typical Afghan girl — she flies kites, climbs trees and freely speaks her mind. She is a bacha posh: girls who live as boys to escape patriarchal domination in Afghanistan. Little is known about the psycho-sexual impact that living as a boy has on these girls. Most parents try to make their children switch back before the onset of puberty, but for those who resist, there is an uncertain future.

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys - In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.

"Carry That Weight," Emma Sulkowicz’s performance-art protest against sexual assault on campus continues as the Columbia senior vows to haul the 50-pound mattress around campus till her alleged rapist leaves or is expelled. Sulkowicz is not alone — friends and strangers have spontaneously stepped forward to help her carry the mattress. She says the performance has given her an inner strength she didn’t know she had.

nyt: 21 sEPT 2014 A Columbia University student’s performance piece is a protest against the university’s handling of her charges of sexual assault on campus.

Today is the day! A Path Appears is on bookshelves now. To get your copy, visit http://apathappears.org/book/#buythebook.

Today is the day! A Path Appears is on bookshelves now. To get your copy, visit http://apathappears.org/book/#buythebook.

On her first country visit as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, British actress Emma Watson highlighted the need for women’s political participation in Uruguay.

On her first country visit as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador, British actress Emma Watson highlighted the need for women’s political participation in Uruguay. What a badass.