What better way to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary than with 1,900 of your biggest fans?Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors Nicholas Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, did just that at the 28th annual Chicago Foundation for Women luncheon.
No matter where you focus your attention, the issues affecting women and girls are vital to the well-being of our world. There are bold, resilient and powerful women right here in Chicago who are confronting these issues head on with innovative or proven solutions.
You can support solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things.
On Mothers' Day 2011, we mothers gave birth to the Mothers' Day Movement. By moving the apostrophe, we have pledged to make Mother's Day more meaningful by asking family, friends, and donors to rethink their giving priorities.
If we all adopted Malala's attitudes, we'd be much closer to protecting and empowering women and girls around the globe. Yet, here's the great news: we don't have to endure personal tragedy in order to take a stand for equality. Even simple actions can create change.
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.
Timeliness is important when confronting a monumental challenge like sex trafficking. However, social change only occurs as a result of an ongoing struggle, and stakeholders cannot sit and wait for the right time.