We’re thrilled to announce that we have become a partner for Half The Sky! This movement seeks to address challenges for women world-wide. From their website: “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.
Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn took on this urgent moral challenge in 2009 with their acclaimed best-selling book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (already in its 25th printing in hardback). They encouraged readers all over the world to do the same.
Now, a landmark movement — inspired by Kristof and WuDunn’s work and also entitled Half the Sky — is working to amplify the book’s impact. Ignited by a high-profile national television event and fueled by innovative multi-platform initiatives, Half the Sky is galvanizing even more people to join the burgeoning movement for change.”
Headwaters/Delta will help bring information and awareness of this struggle to faith and spiritual communities locally, nationally, and world-wide. We will encourage our partner organizations to find a way to help.
Please support this movement. Order the book, donate, do what you can. Get involved! Empower the women you encounter in your life. Make a world where women are safe, healthy, educated and can live without fear.