Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Pulitzer prize winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn embark on a journey to reach out to the emotionally and physically captivated women. Their journey leads them to heartbreaking stories which are horrific in nature and moves their readers.

Together they have written Half the Sky Movement, which talks about the horrific experiences of women.

As their site proudly states "Women aren’t the problem they are the solutions along with men." This is enough to make the viewers understand the importance of women in the world and how imperative it is for us to do whatever we could to help them.

This intriguing http://www.halftheskymovement.org/ lays out an agenda for the world's women and three major abuses: Sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender-based violence including honor killings and mass rape; maternal mortality, which needlessly claims one woman a minute. Though there are many worthy causes competing for attention in the world. Half the Sky Movement focuses on this one because this kind of oppression feels transcendent – and so does the opportunity. Outsiders can truly make a difference.

Half the Sky Movement holds a segment of the stories of some of the women who have suffered brutality or has done well for the society for the benefit of others. The site also gives us an opportunity to do our bit for these ladies by citing various organizations which are working for the same cause, though some of these organizations might be small but their involvement in the project is significant.

To spread the word, Half the Sky Movement is also linked to major social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Stumble-upon, Delicious, Reditt and Dig.

We could help in this good deed in many ways, the least is by informing others about the movement and spread awareness amongst many by informing them about http://www.halftheskymovemnt.org/ and their objective.

By Nafisa Zaki

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