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In Kenya, out of 492 hours of television news coverage, only 16 hours are dedicated to sharing positive stories about women and girls. That’s less than four percent of total airtime! Nawezesha Dada, a project of Show of Force: Social Good that builds on the work of Half the Sky Movement, is working to change that. Their #TellOurStories campaign urges Kenyan media to air more gender-sensitive content.

Read our blog and join us in challenging broadcasters to share more empowering stories about women and girls: http://bit.ly/1MGKmkQ

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At the ‪#‎UNGA‬ Summit in New York City today, Malala urged world leaders to build a future where children in every corner of the earth can live and study in peace.

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Introducing Show of Force: Social Good, our new digital platform to educate and empower individuals and organizations to take action on pressing issues. Read our blog to learn more about the future of our work and join us in our continued efforts to transform communities worldwide: http://bit.ly/1W91uEb

We created an FAQ sheet to guide our community members through the changes: http://bit.ly/1LHf4ax
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The television premiere of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in 2012 and A Path Appears in 2015 received wide positive acclaim, generating thousands of conversations on social media and igniting people's passion to do good.

Since then many of you have asked how you too can make a difference. Next week we'll launch Show of Force: Social Good, a new digital platform that will continue to support you as you make a greater impact in your community and around the world.

Learn more via Show of Force: http://bit.ly/1W91uEb
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‪#‎TBT‬ to Nicholas Kristof and actor/advocate Alfre Woodard traveling to Haiti to learn about the work of Sopudep school and the impact on the community.

Watch the three-part documentary series on Netflix: http://nflx.it/1O6wxhn

Purchase the book via Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1PIYGJN

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Women hold up half the sky but they and their child get to eat less than half the food? (I just made that statistic up because it is TRUE) 
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There is a solar power revolution happening in rural Kenya, and Maasai women are at the forefront of this change. Green Energy Africa trains the women to install solar products in homes and villages. Using donkeys to haul the equipment, the women are bringing light and transforming entire communities one solar panel at a time.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1URbvDv


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First Lady Michelle Obama launched ‪#‎62MillionGirls‬ campaign at the ‪#‎GlobalCitizen‬ Festival to encourage the audience to take action to ensure that girls have equal access to education.

Learn more: http://cnn.it/1FDu7oZ
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This bitch and her twisted husband are American traitors and need to be in prison !!!!! Obama shouldn't even be president !!! He's a lying coward !!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
If they say they want to help you its because they'll have plans to profit from you !!!!! BURN OUT THE MUSLIM CAVE RATS!!!! 
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In villages and cities around the world, girls risk everything to go to school. Faridah, who lives outside of Islambad, Pakistan was forced to drop out of school and marry at 15. When she defied her husband's orders to stop going to school, he beat her.

"I totally disagree with my family. I feel it is terribly important that married women and girls also can go to school," she said. "What I learn at school will help me look after my children better, and it will give me and my family a better standard of living."

Read more via The Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1Fb2Ha7

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Education is a powerful engine for social change. Happy International ‪#‎PeaceDay‬!
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Leading Kenyan artist Juliani joins Nawezesha Dada’s campaign to urge the country’s media to share more positive stories about women and girls. Inspired by Half the Sky Movement, Nawezesha Dada is a passionate outcry for the recognition of women and girls as core pillars in the development of our society.

Sign the petition here: http://chn.ge/1MhtMYC
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Every day, our team at Show of Force, the company that produced the documentary series Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn and A Path Appears, receives messages from people around the world looking for ways to get involved and make a difference. We knew there was a need to create more media that provided opportunities for individuals and organizations to take action, a need reflected in the results of our recent community survey.

To meet this need we'll be launching Show of Force: Social Good (very soon), a digital platform to connect, educate and empower people to take action on pressing issues. Big and exciting changes are coming, and we hope you will continue to stand with us as we work to transform communities worldwide.

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#NicholasKristof   #SherylWuDunn   #socialgood   #humanitarian  
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In the remote Indian village of Mawlynnong, women are in charge of finances, land is passed down through daughters, and children take on their mothers’ names. Photographer Karolin Klüppel spent nine months in the village, visually capturing one of the world’s rare matrilineal societies for a stunning photo series, “Kingdom of Girls.”

Read more via The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/1i0YgDQ
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The book calling for solutions to empower women and girls helps launch a movement. A PBS documentary in October. Mobile games. A Facebook game. Mini-films with charitable organizations. Inspired individuals like you!
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With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide undertakes an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there. Now, the documentary takes viewers to meet social entrepreneurs in Cambodia and Kenya, women leaders in Somaliland and India, and Americans partnering with many kinds of local change-makers. 

See how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS.

Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn show that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty.

Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Worldwide is for every global citizen.