half the sky movement

Those of us still working to bring loving care to China's orphans know we've only just completed the first leg of a very long march.
The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThese are the voices of our future leaders, students of the Asian University for Women (AUW), the first women's liberal arts college in Asia. These women wake up everyday with a passion to make a difference for themselves, families, and cultures.
I didn't have to win a trip abroad, get the internship or have much experience in this field to make my mark. Anyone can paint, and the more that do, the brighter the picture, the deeper our impact, the better our world can be.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgInspired by the courage of these amazing Cambodian people, most of them women, I decided to bring their bravery back to the states by sharing their stories, and actualizing my own.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn our modern society we forget that maternal mortality is a threat that still plagues the world.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNeedless suffering and death can be avoided if women are invested in and valued culturally for more than just their reproductive capacity.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWomen in developing countries are finally starting to dream big. At young ages, they can dream of being entrepreneurs, politicians, business owners, community leaders.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgNo matter where you are on the globe, we are all women. Let's challenge each other to accomplish small victories that lead to real change by taking action now.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThis nine-month-old child was precisely the size of her newborn brother. This infant's small head peaking out of the blanket showed signs of despair; sunken, glassy eyes shot right to my heart.
2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgUrmi's work in Kolkata has inspired women throughout India and around the world to be powerful forces for change.
Arianna Huffington joins HuffPost Live to discuss the RaiseForWomen Challenge -- a fundraiser dedicated to help female-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition.
2013-04-11-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgThe JobRaising Challenge, our effort to raise money, increase awareness and support nonprofits working to create jobs, yielded more than $1.5 million in donations -- most of them under $100. Now, knowing just how much impact we can have, and how many organizations are eager to make a difference, we are again asking how we can raise money and awareness, this time to tap into the potential of women-focused nonprofits. So I'm delighted to announce The RaiseForWomen Challenge, an initiative to help women-focused nonprofits gain resources and recognition, in partnership with The Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise, and Sheryl WuDunn and Nick Kristof's Half the Sky Movement. The initiative coincides with a women's conference I'm co-hosting with Mika Brzezinski on June 6, on the theme of "Redefining Success: The Third Metric." To sign up to participate in the Challenge and invest in women who are changing the world, click here.
The progress that those who have gone before us have made. The progress that seemed impossible, but was fought for and obtained. The progress I've personally witnessed, just in my lifetime. But there is much progress needed -- much still ahead of us.
What if you could do something right now to help heal girls and women with fistula in the developing world? And what if helping was as simple as playing a game?
Working in documentary film has always been an adventure, a pleasure, and a rollercoaster ride -- but rarely does a project come along that changes one's entire worldview. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide has truly been a life-changing endeavor and an honor.
Why, in many parts of the world, are women devalued, abused, even considered disposable?
Consider Half the Sky's "30 Days Campaign" the official soundtrack of women's human rights: 30 free downloads representing voices in the movement to expose human rights violations, improve maternal health, fight sex trafficking, and put a stop to gender-based violence.
"You can save lives. And when mothers are saved, babies are saved. When babies are saved, families are saved. It's saving