Feminism | Posted by Fiona L on 04/4/2012

To Educate A Girl

I’ve often wondered if those who are provided with less, make more with what they are given. A few weeks ago, I went to a screening of a documentary called To Educate A Girl, and was convinced once again of the life-changing importance of education for girls and women. More importantly, I also realized the incredible drive to learn that permeates communities where girls are not given such opportunities.

Filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky focused on the factors that inhibit girls around the world from getting an adequate education, through chronicling the stories of several girls in Uganda and Nepal, two countries emerging from violent civil wars.

To Educate a Girl begins with Manisha, a daughter of a brick-carrier in Nepal, who has been unable to attend school …

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Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 12/9/2009

Uganda Be Kidding Me

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There exists something called the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009” in Uganda and through this bill, if you are gay you can receive life in prison, execution through hanging and even 3 years in prison for knowing somebody is gay.

There is a group of political Christians (debatably a “secret” society) called “The Family” which includes Chuck Grassley, who has had influence in Uganda, and my BFF Stupak, who I guess took money that was to be used for causes in Africa, and instead put it into abstinence only sex education methods.

Richard Cohen runs an organization called the “International Healing Foundation” which has …

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