What you missed this week

“Men and boys, we show our manhood through the way we treat our women. Our wives, our sisters, our mothers.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu

  • Marking the International Women’s Day, our friends at UN Women launched the ‘HeForShe’ campaign this week. Men all over the world are being encouraged to speak out against the inequalities faced by women and girls. Make your voice heard and join the campaign #HeForShe
  • Talking about the exploitation of girls and women, here are seven unforgettable stories about sex trafficking written by Nicholas Kristof over two decades.  “Millions of girls are subjected to this form of modern slavery, and to prove my case, I purchased two girls in Cambodia and left with receipts. When you get a receipt for buying a human being in the 21st century, something is profoundly wrong,” he writes.
  • Wondering what book to read this weekend? Check out the novels that inspired charity leaders and get motivated!

And don’t forget to put your phone down when you’re reading these articles! Seriously. For every 10 minutes you don’t touch your phone – just 10 minutes – a child will get a day’s worth of clean drinking water through UNICEF’s Tap Project. So put your phone to good use, start this challenge and help save a life.

We are always on the lookout for interesting content that often gets overlooked.  We search the web for stories from under-reported regions and articles that will make you think of children’s rights and development issues in a way you haven’t before.

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