R.O.A.R. 02 – Family Planning = Pro-Life

R.O.A.R. is a series by Woman Evolving dedicated to Raising Our Activist Responsibilities around the world. Join Cami and Anissa as they help raise awareness on a global, human-rights need…family planning!

Family Planning is a primary focus for Faith-based organizations such as CARE and World Vision. Their focus on providing family planning world-wide decreases the number of deaths for mothers, their babies, the number of abortion procedures and the number of orphans left motherless due to maternal mortality.

Soon, there will be a Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) bill brought to our political leaders’ attention. Right now, we can do our part in educating ourselves, our family and our friends about the importance of family planning.

 Family planning IS pro-life for millions of people around the world.


*listen to HALF THE SKY: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide





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FMBC “Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”

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Join Cami, Chelsea and Anissa as they discuss “Half The Sky” by Pulitzer Prize Winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Find out how we can do our share in turning women’s oppression into opportunity!

(Second Chance Education, The Box Girls, Micro-financing,  Female Circumcision Prevention, Heifer International Christmas Cards, Girl Rising)

Four Things You Can Do in the Next 10 Minutes

1. Go to www.kiva.org, www.globalgiving.org or www.givology.com and open an account where you can directly sponsor an individual overseas.

2. Sponsor a girl/woman through Plan International, Women for Women International, American Jewish World Service or World Vision.

3. Sign up for email updates on www.womensenews.org or www.worldpulse.com in order to receive updates on current abuse and actions you can take to help.

4. Join the CARE Action Network. This will assist you in speaking out, educating policy makers and adding your voice against poverty and injustice.

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Episode 13: Global Feminism and Poverty

Join Lindsay, Nat Kelly, Kate Kelly, and Missy Lambert as they discuss global poverty and how it affects women around the world. This will be the first in a series of issues dealing with feminism on a global scale.

Recommended books:

Non-fiction books with a global focus:
“King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild
Anything by Vandana Shiva
“The Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent” – Eduardo Galeano
“The Wretched of the Earth” – Frantz Fanon
“A Dying Colonialism” – Frantz Fanon

Non-fiction with a US focus:
“Flat Broke with Children: Women in the Age of Welfare Reform” – Sharon Hays
“Nickel and Dimed” Barbara Ehrenreich
“Women, Race and Class” – Angela Davis

“Age of Iron” by JM Coetzee (or anything else by him!)
“A Young Man’s Guide to Capitalism” by Peter Mountford
“July’s People” by Nadine Gordimer
“Half of a Yellow Sun” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“Things Fall Apart” – Chinua Achebe
“A Thousand Splendid Suns” – Khaleid Hosseini


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