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Half the Sky Movement

Half the Sky: Moving Mountains

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Those of us still working to bring loving care to China's orphans know we've only just completed the first leg of a very long march.

100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.

Why We Are Empowered

Jamie Mittelman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Jamie Mittelman

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThese are the voices of our future leaders, students of the Asian University for Women (AUW), the first women's liberal arts college in Asia. These women wake up everyday with a passion to make a difference for themselves, families, and cultures.

Painting for a Better World

Melanie Oppenheimer | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Melanie Oppenheimer

I didn't have to win a trip abroad, get the internship or have much experience in this field to make my mark. Anyone can paint, and the more that do, the brighter the picture, the deeper our impact, the better our world can be.

Born Brave

Jessica Hendricks | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Jessica Hendricks

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgInspired by the courage of these amazing Cambodian people, most of them women, I decided to bring their bravery back to the states by sharing their stories, and actualizing my own.

Fighting Maternal Mortality in Somaliland

Jenni Morello | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Jenni Morello

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn our modern society we forget that maternal mortality is a threat that still plagues the world.

On Mother's Day, Let's Invest in Women

Diane Lane | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact
Diane Lane

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNeedless suffering and death can be avoided if women are invested in and valued culturally for more than just their reproductive capacity.

Why Invest in Women?

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWomen in developing countries are finally starting to dream big. At young ages, they can dream of being entrepreneurs, politicians, business owners, community leaders.

Opportunity, Dignity and Hope for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Joy Bitonio | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Joy Bitonio

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNo matter where you are on the globe, we are all women. Let's challenge each other to accomplish small victories that lead to real change by taking action now.

Human Love

Kathryn Mead | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Kathryn Mead

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThis nine-month-old child was precisely the size of her newborn brother. This infant's small head peaking out of the blanket showed signs of despair; sunken, glassy eyes shot right to my heart.

Half The Sky

Jon Rubinstein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Jon Rubinstein

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgUrmi's work in Kolkata has inspired women throughout India and around the world to be powerful forces for change.

Arianna Huffington: How You Can Invest in Women Right Now

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

2013-04-11-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe JobRaising Challenge, our effort to raise money, increase awareness and support nonprofits working to create jobs, yielded more than $1.5 million in donations -- most of them under $100. Now, knowing just how much impact we can have, and how many organizations are eager to make a difference, we are again asking how we can raise money and awareness, this time to tap into the potential of women-focused nonprofits. So I'm delighted to announce The RaiseForWomen Challenge, an initiative to help women-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition, in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and Sheryl WuDunn and Nick Kristof's Half the Sky Movement. The initiative coincides with a women's conference I'm co-hosting with Mika Brzezinski on June 6, on the theme of "Redefining Success: The Third Metric." To sign up to participate in the Challenge and invest in women who are changing the world, click here.

Demand. Equality. Going Beyond International Women's Day.

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Trudy Bourgeois

The progress that those who have gone before us have made. The progress that seemed impossible, but was fought for and obtained. The progress I've personally witnessed, just in my lifetime. But there is much progress needed -- much still ahead of us.

Jessica Prois

New Facebook Game Highlights Trafficking, Maternal Mortality | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.07.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: March 5, 2013 12:16 p.m. In the charity world, the telethon appears ancient and the PSA feels trite. So what's next for advocacy and aware...

When Transforming a Life is as Simple as Playing a Game

Kate Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kate Grant

What if you could do something right now to help heal girls and women with fistula in the developing world? And what if helping was as simple as playing a game?

Holding Up Half the Sky: Understanding the Struggles and Triumphs of Women Worldwide

Maro Chermayeff | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Maro Chermayeff

Working in documentary film has always been an adventure, a pleasure, and a rollercoaster ride -- but rarely does a project come along that changes one's entire worldview. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide has truly been a life-changing endeavor and an honor.

Exclusive: Meg Ryan and Somaly Mam on Celebrity, Human Trafficking, and Compassion

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Why, in many parts of the world, are women devalued, abused, even considered disposable?

30 Days Of Women's Empowerment (and Free Songs Featuring Alicia Keys, Angelique Kidjo, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams And More)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.03.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

Consider Half the Sky's "30 Days Campaign" the official soundtrack of women's human rights: 30 free downloads representing voices in the movement to expose human rights violations, improve maternal health, fight sex trafficking, and put a stop to gender-based violence.

Nicholas Kristof's 'Half The Sky' Movement Takes On Maternal Mortality

Emily Heinz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact

Every 90 seconds, a woman dies giving birth. That's the starting point of Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's newest series of films, Half the Sk...

WATCH: Nicholas Kristof Releases Trailer For Film Series On Plight Of Women Worldwide

Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact

When Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn published "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" in 2009, they brought unprec...

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Kate Grant | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Kate Grant

The exhibit challenges you to open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart, and most of all to act to improve the lot of the world's women. The enemy is not men. The enemy is indifference and its evil twin inaction.

Shine A Light

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Don't keep turning pages, hoping that the next chapter will be better. Everyday is a blank screen. Switch off the chatter.