BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation
Watching Half the Sky documentary was a wake up call! These young girls and women need help. They need the support and resources to know there is a different and better life out in the world. Shift social and cultural norms, including engaging men and boys in partnership with girls and women to end violence; Shape policy and legal frameworks, often via survivor leadership in order to raise awareness on the impact of violence on individuals and communities; Empower girls and women, with a focus on those most vulnerable to violence and those who have already been exploited; Strengthen communications and community-organizing efforts, while also integrating them with related social change work; and Expand research efforts to more effectively inform decision-makers.