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Twitter Chat About Women and Agriculture

Twitter Chat About Women and Agriculture

Posted on April 22, 2014, by Half the Sky Movement

We'll be hosting a Twitter chat Thursday at 1pm ET/10am PT with Heifer International (@Heifer), Kiva (@Kiva) and ONE Campaign (@ONECampaign) to discuss women and agriculture. Learn how empowering women through agriculture is one of the most effective tools for fighting poverty, improving nutrition, and strengthening families and communities, as well as the challenges and successes these organizations have faced. You can start asking questions now by using the hashtag #womenagchat.  Read More »

Commission on the Status of Women Parallel NGO Events

Commission on the Status of Women Parallel NGO Events

Posted on March 26, 2014, by Rajina Shrestha, Women LEAD

The UN Women’s 58th Commission on the Status of Women started March 10, and thanks to the Global Fund for Women, I was able to attend the parallel NGO events held at the same time. I flew to New York (for the first time!) from my university in India and met up with Women LEAD's wonderful co-founder, Claire Charamnac, and sweet Dipeeka Bastola, another Women LEAD participant and my co-intern in 2011. Read More »

Show everyone who inspires YOU!

Show everyone who inspires YOU!

Posted on March 07, 2014, by Half the Sky Movement

International Women's Day is this Saturday, March 8. We want to personally thank all those women who inspire us, and we want you to do it too! So to celebrate, we’re launching the #SheInspires campaign on Instagram.  Read More »

Spreading Warmth

Spreading Warmth

Posted on February 18, 2014, by Erin O'Donohue, Embrace

The single most dangerous day of a child’s life is the day that they’re born. Every year, more than 1 million infants die on their first day in the world, and over 3 million within their first few weeks. What’s the leading cause of these deaths? Complications related to prematurity and low birth weight, including hypothermia.  Read More »

Seeking Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Seeking Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Posted on February 10, 2014, by Show of Force

Show of Force is seeking an outreach and engagement coordinator to work on a high profile transmedia project on global women's rights. Read More »

Students Rebuild Award Winner Krishna Mondal

Students Rebuild Award Winner Krishna Mondal

Posted on December 17, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement

Krishna Mondal is a 31-year-old from Kalighat, India, and one of five young women who won the Students Rebuild Award. Krishna and the other women from Somaliland, Kenya, Cambodia and Sierra Leone each received $10,000 to continue helping women and girls in their communities. Krishna has won the award for her work with New Light to counteract the cycle of forced prostitution in Kolkata, India. Read More »

Agora Partnerships Makes the Call to ‘Accelerate Women Now’ For Latin America’s Entrepreneurs

Agora Partnerships Makes the Call to ‘Accelerate Women Now’ For Latin America’s Entrepreneurs

Posted on November 06, 2013, by Marina Kaneko, Half the Sky Movement

Agora Partnerships works directly with women in Latin America, giving them access to entrepreneurship resources and providing scholarships to those who can’t otherwise afford to attend their accelerator programs. These women are promising social entrepreneurs, focused on improving their communities and environments through innovation. Read More »

Happy International Day of the Girl

Happy International Day of the Girl

Posted on October 11, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement Team

This year marks the second International Day of the Girl to recognize girls’ rights and increase awareness of the inequality faced by girls worldwide. For its second observance, this day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” While there has been progress in improving access to education, many girls continue to be deprived of this basic right due to financial, security, institutional and cultural barriers. Read More »

Why Are Slum Girls Missing 36 days of School Annually?

Why Are Slum Girls Missing 36 days of School Annually?

Posted on October 07, 2013, by Jane Otai, Jhpiego

Lucy, a 12-year-old girl at one of the many informal schools in Nairobi’s Mathare slum, stays home when she has her monthly period because she is worried she won’t be able to contain the bleeding and will bring shame on herself. She is just one of thousands of girls from Nairobi’s sprawling slums — and Kenya's impoverished rural areas — who miss at least 36 days of school a year because they don’t have access to affordable sanitary protection. Read More »

Child Marriage in Nigeria: Why It Must End

Child Marriage in Nigeria: Why It Must End

Posted on September 27, 2013, by Oluwaseun Osowobi, Half the Sky Movement

When I was 10, I attended the wedding of a 13-year-old girl and a much older man in Zamfara State, Nigeria. I don’t remember her name, but her sad look will always be fresh in my mind. In most communities in Northern Nigeria, if a girl isn’t married at the age of 15, no one will want to marry her because she is considered too old and her parents are seen as irresponsible. Read More »

Women, Water and Security

Women, Water and Security

Posted on September 19, 2013, by Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, Half the Sky Movement

Growing up in Nigeria, I had access to basic amenities such as running tap water, but for most rural women and girls in some parts of Nigeria and Africa, access to clean water was a gift. Women there still shoulder the burden of collecting water daily for both domestic and agricultural use; bathing is a luxury. Read More »

Students Rebuild Award Winner Ley Savorn

Students Rebuild Award Winner Ley Savorn

Posted on September 16, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement

Ley Savorn is a 28-year-old from Battambang province in Cambodia and one of five young women who recently won the Students Rebuild Award. Ley and the other women from Somaliland, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone each received $10,000 to continue helping women and girls in their communities.  Read More »

Students Rebuild Winner Margaret Barnard

Students Rebuild Winner Margaret Barnard

Posted on September 06, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement

Margaret Barnard is a 25-year-old account and administrative officer for the Women and Children Rights Organization in Sierra Leone. She is one of five young women who recently won the Students Rebuild Award and was nominated by the International Rescue Committee. Margaret and the four other women from Cambodia, India, Kenya and Somaliland received $10,000 to continue helping women and girls in their communities.  Read More »

A New Light in Kalighat

A New Light in Kalighat

Posted on September 04, 2013, by Erica Saleh, Half the Sky Movement

Teachers Breanna Reynolds and Kyle Vaughn's book "A New Light in Kalighat" gives a personal glimpse into the lives of the children of New Light. Read More »

Students Rebuild Winner Nimco Cabdillahi

Students Rebuild Winner Nimco Cabdillahi

Posted on August 23, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement

Nimco Cabdillah is a 26-year-old nurse and midwife from Hargeisa, Somaliland. She is one of five young women who recently won the Students Rebuild Award. Nimco and the four other women from Cambodia, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone received $10,000 to continue helping women and girls in their communities. Read More »

Finding a Calling in the Heights of the Himalayas

Finding a Calling in the Heights of the Himalayas

Posted on August 16, 2013, by Marissa Kokkoros, Aura Freedom

When Marissa Kokkoros began reading Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide she had no idea of the journey she was embarking on – a journey that would send her from Italy to India and Nepal, through the Himalayas, and finally back to her home in Canada to start her own nonprofit aimed at fighting slavery and oppression worldwide.  Read More »

Linda Kamau Plugs in Her Community with Students Rebuild Award

Linda Kamau Plugs in Her Community with Students Rebuild Award

Posted on August 09, 2013, by Half the Sky Movement

Linda Kamau is a software developer for Ushahidi in Kenya and one of five Students Rebuild Award winners. In addition to Linda, four other young women in Cambodia, India, Sierra Leone and Somaliland, each received $10,000 awards to continue their work helping women and girls in their communities.  Read More »

By Helping Their Sisters, These Colorado Women Set Example for Their Daughters

By Helping Their Sisters, These Colorado Women Set Example for Their Daughters

Posted on August 05, 2013, by Marina Kaneko, Half the Sky Movement

7Sisters Global sparks civic engagement and opportunity for women and girls in the U.S. and Mexico. Read More »

Tostan Update

Tostan Update

Posted on August 01, 2013, by Courtney Petersen, Tostan

Since November 2012, we have received over $33,000 in donations from our affiliation with Half the Sky Movement. Through these funds, African women, men, and adolescents are able to participate in our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) - a holistic, non-formal education program designed to put communities in charge of their own futures.  Read More »

Mothers On a Mission To Promote Awareness at Home, Maternal Health and Clean Water Overseas

Mothers On a Mission To Promote Awareness at Home, Maternal Health and Clean Water Overseas

Posted on July 30, 2013, by Marina Kaneko, Half the Sky Movement

Nonprofit Mothers On a Mission (MOM) has helped sponsor students affected by Hurricane Sandy as well as orphans and mothers in Uganda, through everything from vitamin drives to a black-tie fundraiser. Read More »

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