You know a documentary has a real effect when immediately after watching you feel compelled to send money to two charities you've never heard of before. More girls are killed in this routine 'gendercide' in any one decade than people were slaughtered in all the genocides of the twentieth century. Information is given on the nationality, profession, and dates of each woman quoted. When we limit the capacity and potential of our sisters - we all lose because the gifts they were born with are minimized or lost altogether. The fastest way to make a difference is to invest in women globally. It does what we need most, it bears witness to the sheer cruelty that mankind can do to mankind.
The linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which needlessly claim one woman every 90 seconds — present to us the single most vital opportunity of our time: the opportunity to make a change. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about. Their intimate, dramatic, and immediate stories of struggle reflect viable and sustainable options for empowerment and offer an actionable blueprint for transformation. She has examined the role of microfinance in enhancing social capital among women in India, as well as the role of gender quotas in politics in changing voter perceptions. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of My Half of the Sky. Electronic versions of the books were found automatically and may be incorrect wrong. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D.
When examining the concept behind this transmedia activism project, one will soon recognize that the approach the organization makes to convey the non-fictional content is in many ways similar to the approaches of media companies that sell fictional transmedial stories. Her impressive depth carries listeners through the book's gruesome lows and inspiring highs, and ultimately to a place where they cannot dismiss this human rights tragedy. Population Services International is based in Washington, D. The paper aims to answer two central questions: How is the concept of transmedial storytelling applied to the Half the Sky Movement and in how far is this strategy beneficial for the aims of the project? Joyce is a member of Jamii Bora, Kenya's largest microfinance organization and a powerful agent of change for the country's women. The phenomenon can seem insurmountable in post-conflict countries like Sierra Leone, but extraordinary women like Amie Kandeh are nevertheless determined to bring an end to these rampant abuses.
By telling only stories of far off worlds so mired in poverty, a chance was lost to make the point that miss-treatment and abuse of women transcends national boundaries, class, or how 'advanced' the nations are. But Rath's attractiveness and winning personality are perilous bounties for a rural Cambodian girl, and her trusting nature and optimistic self-assuredness compound the hazard. Again, this book is not a sermon about victims. Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Etiam pulvinar, mi et molestie vestibulum, neque tellus pulvinar massa, vel varius nulla tellus at tortor. She is an executive producer of Half the Sky Movement's Facebook Game and three Mobile Games with Games for Change.
Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience. If you don't know what human trafficking is, you should watch this movie. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? It's a wake up call for some and a reminder that freedom is not easily given worldwide. Inspiring as it is shocking, this book demands to be read. White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood campaigns against maternal mortality around the world. Treetops Girls Helping Girls Chapter Fourteen What You Can Do Four Steps You Can Take in the Next Ten Minutes Appendix: Organizations Supporting Women Acknowledgments Notes Index.
The paper aims to answer two central questions: How is the concept of transmedial storytelling applied to the Half the Sky Movement and in how far is this strategy beneficial for the aims of the project? Both a brutal awakening and an unmistakable call to action, this book should be read by all. By providing education, leadership and resources to women in need, they will do what it takes to help their families. She now is an investment advisor in New York. In the twenty-first, Kristof and WuDunn demonstrate, it will be the struggle for gender equality in the developing world. However, they tell Kristof that this is a practice they have stopped doing three pears prior. As the authors note, this is also consonant with the growing evidence suggesting that empowering women as political leaders alters policy, often in ways that empower other women. About Half the Sky Appendix: Organizations Supporting Women Here are some of the groups that specialize in supporting women in developing countries.
First, they introduce Srey Rath, a Cambodian who, at fifteen, was trafficked into slavery in Thailand, raped into acquiescence, and forced to works as a prostitute until her eventual escape. Pathfinder International supports reproductive health in more than 25 countries. Rath was shattered when what was happening dawned on her. The job agent took the girls deep into Thailand and then handed them to gangsters who took them to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. This is a book that will pierce your heart and arouse your conscience. They balanced it precariously between their balcony and one on the next building, twelve feet away.
Mukhtar Mai, Usha Narayane, and Sunitha Krishnan are clearly remarkable women, and deserve every support, but it is also true that they are very rare, brave, and driven individuals—and lucky, because their work clearly carries a very high risk. Government leaders will also find the research on women's employment lives a useful tool in future decision-making. In a society where all the power is elsewhere, resisting is very likely to end in defeat and quite possibly death. I also found the sameness of style made the pieces start to lose some power as they went along. Half the Sky ends on an encouraging note: the promise that each of us can offer time, money, or political advocacy to make gender equity a top global priority. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Edna Adan Maternity Hospital provides maternity care in Somaliland.