Although there is no country in the world in which women have rights equal to men, and girls and women still suffer either due to active abuse (trafficking, honor killing) or neglect (little-to-no maternal health care or education for girls), change is coming and progress is being made. Below are some heartening improvements that have been made in women’s lives around the world, along with a list of some organizations working to ensure that girls and women can live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
Camfed “When you educate a girl in Africa, everything changes. She’ll be three times less likely to get HIV/AIDS, earn 25 percent more income, and have a smaller, healthier family.”
Kiva “We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.”
Half the Sky
Beijing Status of Women Report
efforts to change,
the world bank and gender: http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTGENDER/0,,menuPK:336874~pagePK:149018~piPK:149093~theSitePK:336868,00.html
Description Half the Sky and other NGOs that are working to invest in women around the world.
Ask Richard how beefed up he wants this? How many examples Kiva? Camfed?
Why are so many violent girls and women running through the movies now, film critic Manohla Darghis asks in a recent New York Times article, when Hollywood seems to have stopped being interested in telling their stories at all? And why does the violence never seem to have much connection to the real world? It’s not like the world doesn’t offer up enough injustice against girls and women; a look at the United Nation report on the status of women would give women plenty to be fighting about.