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Queen's Half the Sky (QHTS)

What makes your club unique?:

Half the Sky is a documentary written by co-authors Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This documentary focuses on three major abuses experienced by women around the world: sex trafficking and forced prostitution; gender based violence and maternal mortality. Maternal mortality alone claims the life of one woman per minute. Kristof and Sheryl both believe that outsiders can truly make a difference. Their goal is to recruit those who are interested in joining the movement to emancipate women and fight global poverty. They hope to do so by unlocking women’s power as economic catalysts. Kristof and Sheryl hope to transform young teenage girls from brothel slaves into successful businesswomen.

What does your club do?: Half the Sky

Queen’s Half the Sky focuses on three main objectives: creating awareness of particular issue’s affecting women in developing countries, fundraising, and implementing action in the campus community.
In promoting awareness, QHTS hopes to ensure students are receiving moving, powerful and educational facts and statistics about the issues that women are subjected to. QHTS focuses on how education, violence against women and sex trafficking, maternal health and reproductive rights and economic empowerment affect women in impoverished countries around the globe.

Club contact email: queenshalfthesky@gmail.com

Website: qhts.org

Facebook: http://goo.gl/4SQ3d

Twitter:: @queenhalfthesky (no S after Queen)

Club President/Director: May Ardekani & Claire Robbins

Categories: Social Issues & Equity; Advocacy