Today is International Women’s Day! Women and Girls Lead and the Half the Sky Movement are celebrating today with a special online salon screening of selected clips from the PBS mini-series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Join us today at 11am PT / 2pm ET to watch and chat live at http://bit.ly/IWDScreening
Fans of the Half the Sky Movement will gather online today to talk about the ways that they are making a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere. We’ll also share lots of new opportunities to get involved, such as a new Facebook game! Half the Sky Movement: The Game is a Facebook adventure that raises awareness and funds to empower women and girls across the globe. Players can embark on a journey to complete quests and unlock real-life donations from sponsors that reflect many important issues.
We’ll also talk more about the inspiring young women changemakers currently being considered for the Students Rebuild Award. The award, sponsored by the Besos Family Foundation, will give five $10,000 prizes to young women working for change in Half the Sky featured countries. Anyone can view and vote on these remarkable award finalists, who hail from Sierra Leone, Cambodia, Somaliland, India, and Kenya. Voting closes today so get your votes in before it’s too late. Award winners will be announced online during the week of March 18th.
Continue the celebration all month long by watching the ten powerful documentaries included in the #SheDocs Online Film Festival. Happy International Women’s Day!