December 22, 2009

Video Series: Part IV, Half The Sky

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 8:50 pm by Gina

Good Afternoon Ladies and welcome to Part Four of our video series!

This is about a book that many of you may have already heard of titled “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn.

With interviews on CARE, a segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show and a panel discussion in the United Nations among others it has caused quite a sensation! Adequately named off of a Chinese phrase that women hold up “half of the sky,” this book tries to lead women out of oppression and into opportunity. As its website says “The best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.”

This clip from Oprah delves a little deeper into the importance of Kristof’s and WuDunn’s work:

An article by the two Pulitzer Prize winning authors titled “3 Things You Can Do to Empower Women” gives great suggestions on where to start:
1) Make Girls Smarter
-through proper vitamins and care during pregnancy and early years
2) Support a Woman’s Business
– With a microloan a woman is able to start her own business, in return supporting her family with more income.
3) Keep a Girl in School
– “A girl who gets an education will have fewer children, earn more money, and be able to help her younger siblings.”
Read the rest of the article here

Just think about this, if it was your mother or your daughter- you wouldn’t let it happen.

~Gina Marie

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