Watch the emotional rescue of 19-year-old Somila who was lured away from a tea plantation in Assam by traffickers and forced to work as a domestic servant in Delhi for three years. A recent Guardian investigation reveals that poverty wages on tea farms fuel the sex trafficking of girls in India.Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the leading child rescue movement in India, embark on rescue missions all-year-round to reclaim girls like Somila.
Ta’Farian was a victim of domestic violence who called 911, but because she was afraid that she would be killed if she testified against her husband, she was prosecuted while her abuser went free. Read more in Nicholas Kristof’s latest column about this plague of domestic violence that deserves to be a top priority worldwide, including in the United States.
Artist Nickolay Lamm has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $95,000 to begin production on a doll that has a real woman’s proportions. The line is called Lammily and it goes by the tagline “Average is beautiful.”
What woman inspires you? Is it your mother, your first grade teacher or your best friend? Or maybe it’s Malala Yousafzai or Rosa Parks? For International Women’s Day tomorrow (March 8), we’re sharing photos on Instagram of women who inspire us with the hashtag #sheinspires.
Please join us by posting a picture (or pictures!) of a woman who inspires you on Instagram with the #sheinspires hashtag. If you don’t have an Instagram account, share a photo here and use the #sheinspires hashtag — we’ll be resharing some of our favorites. http://www.halftheskymovement.org/sheinspires
#SheInspires because she has touched the hearts of thousands of people across the world with her words of healing, power and wisdom. Maya Angelou is one of the most influential voices of our time.
What woman inspires you? Join us on Instagram as we share photos of women who inspire us for International Women’s Day (March 8). Post a picture of a woman who inspires you using the hashtag #sheinspires so that we can find it and share it here.
Nellie McClung was a Canadian suffragist, politician and social activist. She was one of “The Famous Five” who successfully launched the “Persons Case” and paved the way for women to enter politics in Canada.
Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light in India. #SheInspires us because she is helping to break the cycle of prostitution by educating the children of prostitutes.
What woman inspires you? Is it your mother, your first grade teacher or your best friend? Or maybe it’s Malala Yousafzai or Edna Adan? For International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ll be sharing photos on Instagram of women who inspire us with the hashtag #sheinspires.
Please join us by posting a picture (or pictures!) of a woman who inspires you on Instagram. We’ll sharing some of our favorites here — just make sure to use the hashtag #sheinspires so we can find it.
Take a trip back with Nicholas Kristof as he shares two decades worth of reporting on sex trafficking and slavery. From the streets of Cambodia to the streets of mainstream America, "Inside the Brothels" is a curated series of articles that highlight the battle against one of the worst human rights violations of our time.
What if magazines covered topics such as child marriage, human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation? This year for International Women’s Day (March 8), Catapultis raising awareness about the challenges facing women and girls around the world. Learn more about what you can do to help.
Brina Lee spends a lot more time on Instagram than most people. That’s because she is Instagram’s first female engineer! She took a web coding class in high school and hasn’t stopped since. Brina credits Sheryl Sandberg and Jocelyn Goldfein, one of the highest engineering directors at Facebook, with helping to change how female engineers are viewed at the company. “A lot of people think that coding is boring, but you have to understand the impact that you’re having by submitting one or two lines of code. Just submitting one extra line of code into the Facebook repository impacts a billion people. Same thing with Instagram!” she explains in an interview with ELLE magazine.