Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Over the past two evenings, you may have seen me tweet (a lot) with #halfthesky or #sororityview.  I had the opportunity to watch the documentary Half the Sky on PBS. The documentary is a follow-up to the book of the same title.

This is the basis of Half the Sky: 

"The central moral challenge of our time is reaching a tipping point. Just as slavery was the defining struggle of the 19th century and totalitarianism of the 20th, the fight to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide defines our current century. 
Hidden in the overlapping problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and women are seizing it. From Somaliland to Cambodia to Afghanistan, women's oppression is being confronted head on and real, meaningful solutions are being fashioned. Change is happening, and it’s happening now."
The documentary was both sad and inspiring. Hearing the stories of the many women really makes you realize how lucky you are. It's so disheartening to know that just around the world - women do not have basic rights. They deserve better. 
I highly recommend both reading the book and watching the documentary - it will seriously change your life. 
To learn more about how you can get involved click here and here
Remember: Women hold up half of the sky and deserve to be treated as such


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