How you can report on women working for their empowerment around the world

December 15, 2009 · Print This Article

The empowerment of women around the world is a movement that reaches into every geographic region and social class around the world. Media attention is focused on the role of women in development through such books as Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. However, young reporters are bringing to light stories about challenges to women around the world and their courageous acts to take their rightful places.

What other college reporters have done:

  • The trailblazing athletes of Lingira Island, Uganda by Michelle Mazzeo, University of Wisconsin, Madison, tells the story of how football can be a safe and productive outlet for girls on Lingira Island, Uganda, where violence against women is otherwise epidemic. Read her story also: The trailblazing athletes of Lingira Island
  • Empowering women to end worldwide poverty by¬†Shannon Keough, Jessica Wegelin, and Jen Wozniak, Cabrini College Loquitur, shows that “while empowerment may seem intangible, it can be achieved and is essential to the development of a nation. ‘Once you raise the standard of life for women, you’re also raising the standard of life for those children she cares for and also for her own country,’ Arlene Flaherty, justice and peace liaison for CRS, said. See also their video Empowering women.


One Response to “How you can report on women working for their empowerment around the world”

  1. julie parker on December 20th, 2010 1:56 am

    I believe the Internet holds the keys to social justice for women and under served classes. Entrepreneurship is also a huge empowering tool for women to reach equal status and create financial freedom. Laws exist but customs and cultures can hinder freedom and social justice from truly occurring. I believe people need to hear the right information and at times change how they think before they can live a better life.

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