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Women Fight Back Against Witch-Branding in Rajasthan. Read more about how Shanta Devi was branded a witch nearly a decade ago, after her family was plagued by long bouts of fever and breathing problems.

Half the Sky Movement

Half the Sky Movement: Archive

Half the Sky Movement: Archive

Half the Sky Movement: Archive

From page to screen to college campuses across the country, the team behind the “Half the Sky” movement is further broadcasting its call to action through the Campus Ambassador Program, aimed at raising awareness of international women’s issues among young people. http://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/09/half-the-sky-campus-ambassador-program-calls-for-action-at-home/

The bleak aftermath of rape in India.

Color me human.

Fourteen years have passed since the Rwanda National Police (RNP) force embarked on a mission to empower women within the force and protect the rights of women in general. Women now make up twenty percent of the force. Female officers have the opportunity to operate in areas where they have families and also gain new skills through its annual female convention. RNP has established the Isange One Stop Centre which provides free medical, social and legal services to victims of sexual violence.

have courage

Heal Africa in DRC... helping women & families restore life http://www.healafrica.org/empowering-women/

Half the Sky Movement (Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide) The book (Half the Sky) is pretty intense and amazing.

Edna’s goal is to train 1,000 of them, and she has created a program to do so at her maternity hospital in Hargeisa. Read more on Edna and watch a video here: http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2012/09/Half-the-Sky-Turning-Oppression-into-Opportunity-for-Women

In his column today, @Nicholas Kristof looks at the global epidemic of sexual violence -- and the story of a 4-year-old Kenyan girl who was raped and her family's struggle for justice. Help end the impunity by spreading the word.

Lex, a German shepherd whose trainer, 20-year-old Marine Corp. Dustin Lee, died in a mortar attack in Falluja in 2007. Lex, who had played with and slept alongside Corp. Lee throughout their service, was also injured in the attack; the dog at first refused to leave his side and had to be pulled away. Lee’s family lobbied extensively for the Marines to retire Lex before the customary age of 10, and Lex is now living with the Lees at their home in rural Mississippi.

Half the Sky is an eye opening book everyone should read

Women's Day

Arise sisters! Fight back against the Republican war on women. #feminism

All women are real women. Too often the critique of modern beauty standards devolves into a tragic us v. them: curvy v. skinny, flat v. big-chested. In our insisting that non-skinny women should be valued, we often decide that skinny women should be valued less. This is tragic, and distracts from the real problem: that women are constantly being told what to look like. Fight that war.

Feminism is the Radical Notion that Women are People.. Wow.. Love it. Never thought I would like to see the day where history is repeating itself..... As a woman, and an American citizen.. living to see where my vote doesnt count, and having to fight for what is right... Freedom