A few months ago, my mom introduced me to Half the Sky, an amazing, heartbreaking, important book and movement. The book shares about the oppression women all over the world are experiencing TODAY, in this modern world. I started following the campaign on Twitter, researched their site, and purchased my own copy of the book. Shortly after diving into their mission, I realized THIS is how I can change lives with my business. Through their funding site, they help dozens of organizations that help women in countries throughout the world and even in the United States.
As someone who has good education, who has access to resources, who is accepted as a women, who is supported by so many, I NEED to stand up and help the millions of women around the world who do not have these advantages. As Half the Sky explains, if women have the ability and opportunity to make a living, they can rise from oppression, take charge of their lives, and make positive changes for the future generations.
- Economic Empowerment (something I soooo believe in)
- Education (one of the most universal issues world-wide in my opinion)
- Forced Prostitution (a serious issue, especially in the book)
- Gender-Based Violence (a harsh reality)
- Maternal Mortality (something that can easily be avoid with modern healthcare)
- Sex Trafficking (a growing form of organized crime)
22% of all sales from this next week will be donated to the “Half the Sky” movement. Because I turned 22 this week, I want to return the blessing to so many women around the world!
I will put the money towards one or more of their various “teams”/charities every month. Updates will be provided on the blog as well.
I want to help bless them with the chance for a better life.
If you can’t shop right now, please share about Half the Sky. For more details about what I’m doing, see my blog.
“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.” -Kofi Annan