Half the Sky

31 May

Just finished the most INCREDIBLE book: Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. They’re both Pulitzer Prize winners and writers for the NY Times. In Half the Sky, they advocate for women’s rights, education, and empowerment around the world by using detailed stories of people they’ve met, organizations they’ve worked with, and places they’ve been to. Their words are so inspiring and eye opening–there’s no way I can praise their book enough. It ends with a list of 4 things anyone can do in the next 10 minutes to help women worldwide. Here’s a quick summary, but be sure to read the book for more info!

1. Go to http://www.kiva.org or http://www.globalgiving.org and open an account–they’re both reliable people to people microlending sites that link you directly to someone in another country!

2. Sponsor a girl or a woman through Plan International, Women for Women International, World Vision, or American Jewish World Service.

3. Sign up for email updates on http://www.womensenews.org and http://www.worldpulse.com–they’re great sources of information about women’s rights around the world, and they give advocacy advice!

4. Join the CARE Action Network at http://www.can.care.org–it gives you the ability to speak out, influence policy makers, and educate people against poverty and injustice.

Click here for more information about Half the Sky, their cause, and how to get a copy for yourself!

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