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?
This year Malala celebrates her 17th birthday by traveling to Nigeria to honor the missing girls, and to encourage the government to do more to get them back home. “We cannot sit on the sidelines and let this continue,” she says. “Each of us is responsible. We cannot rest until we have justice and freedom for every girl and every boy.”
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's new book, A Path Appears, will be released Sept. 23. Follow A Path Appears on Facebook (facebook.com/apathappears) and Twitter (@APathAppears) for updates and pre-order your copy today!
"Look men, we have a problem. Obviously we have a problem because some other men out there are doing horrible things to women. But we aren’t those men, so it’s not our problem. Our problem is that we think it’s not our problem." Kudos to Jeff Bridges, who understands that violence against women is every man's problem. Read his article via TIME. #NotAllMen #YesAllWomen
Women's History Month ended yesterday, but we'd like to start the first day of April by continuing to honor inspiring women. Today, that woman is Helen Keller. As a women's rights activist and an advocate for the disabled, she reminds us that no matter how large the obstacles we face, there is always something we can do to help others.