Half the Sky Movement Launches Campus Ambassador Program

Posted on August 14, 2012, by Half the Sky Movement

Today, Half the Sky Movement is launching a new initiative: a Campus Ambassador program for students worldwide. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to represent the movement on their campuses, host screenings of the documentary in October, and take action to fight for gender equality around the world.

Some of the opportunities include lobbying for professors to use the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in classrooms, hosting Half the Sky Movement events, and brainstorming creative ways to get students involved in the key issues. Half the Sky Movement also will be spotlighting ambassadors who are doing great work, writing blog posts about their progress, and hosting articles from ambassadors who submit exceptional pieces on women’s equality issues in their local communities or internationally.

Once accepted to the program, we will send ambassadors a toolkit, screening poster, action guidelines, and an exclusive video from Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn welcoming them on board. Throughout the course of their six-month term, ambassadors will receive email updates from the Half the Sky Movement team with suggestions for new ways to get involved in international women’s issues and opportunities to engage with other organizations doing great work in the field.

The Half the Sky Movement is looking forward to working with a new team of student leaders who are dedicated to finding creative ways to support women in need around the world.

Apply here: www.halftheskymovement.org/campus-ambassador