For Edna's portion of the program, author Nicholas Kristof brought with him to Somaliland the film star Diane Lane. Here is a very brief preview video: Women and Girls Lead | Maternal Mortality Feature
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In Other News...
- Edna yesterday was honored with the Global Citizen Award at an event in New York's Central Park. She appeared before over 60,000 people and said, "I was very moved by the roar of the crowd which was the biggest I had even seen."
- It's the very last day of voting today to help determine which charitable organization will be awarded a Ford Ranger. The winner will be chosen from among the top five vote-getters and Edna is #1. If she wins, the vehicle will be put to use as the much-needed new ambulance. Please Vote Here.
- A group of midwives trained at Edna Hospital recently graduated from Hargeisa University. Edna was bursting with pride, "Today was a big day in my life and a big day for Midwives and a big day for Somaliland! My daughters – 21 of them! – graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Midwifery."
- A fellow from England is currently *walking* from Cairo to Somaliland to help raise funds for Edna Hospital. You can follow along on Facebook and on his blog: En Route to Stanfield's Somaliland.
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More about Half the Sky
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a movement to confront the greatest moral challenge of our time: the oppression of women and girls across the world. Inspired by the groundbreaking book of the same name, the Half the Sky Movement is a call to action driven by growing awareness that empowering women is the greatest opportunity to increase prosperity and stability around the globe. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn have lent their voices to women and girls silenced across the world, as well as the unsung heroes working day in and day out to secure their rights and open up opportunities for them to flourish. Join them in this movement!
We are galvanizing action using social media, mobile games, celebrity advocates and a Facebook game. At the core of the Half the Sky Movement is a two-night PBS special airing on October 1st and 2nd, which chronicles the stories of women and girls confronting extreme gender inequality around the world and celebrates the remarkable individuals fighting to bring about change. Between now and October, learn more about the challenges women and girls face, the organizations working to address those challenges, and how you can help.-->