Half the Sky Movement & Documentary

Posted by Peter MUIR


A little late for last week’s Day of the girl, but just in time for International Day of Rural Women!   Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to raise awareness of women’s issues and to provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women.

On the International Day of Rural Women….(a quote from the UN website)…

“Empowering rural women is crucial for ending hunger and poverty. By denying women rights and opportunities, we deny their children and societies a better future. This is why the United Nations recently launched a programme to empower rural women and enhance food security.”

How can this day inspire your CAS involvement?