Hollywood continues to misrepresent women and girls on a massive scale. Join us in challenging Hollywood's limiting portrayal of women.
You can't be what you can't see!
"Every three seconds, another girl becomes a child bride."
11 October marks the first ever International Day of the Girl Child: a chance to amplify the voice of millions of girls everywhere being married off before the age of 18. Join Mary Robinson and Desmond Tutu in celebrating Day of the Girl. Help us end child marriage.
EN - Join V-Day and One Billion Rising today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls.
DE - Schliess dich V-Day und One Billion Rising an und sage NEIN zu Gewalt gegen Frauen und Mädchen.
FR - Rejoins V-Day et One Billion Rising pour dire NON à la violence envers les femmes et les filles.
WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW is an editorial site and community all about dynamic women… our drive and passion, our interesting stories and professional talents, what we care about, what we consume and how we live.
We’re here to shine a spotlight on women who are making things happen in their world. They have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. And they may just inspire you to change the course of your own life.
It’s not about 15 minutes of fame, but about finding and inspiring each other. These are women all around you who don’t always make headlines.
They are WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW.
Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power and influence and challenges the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women in media. Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential thought leaders in politics, news, entertainment, and academia, including Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Geena Davis, Lisa Ling, Marissa Mayer, Cory Booker, Jean Kilbourne, and Jackson Katz, to give us an inside look at the media’s messaging. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces of communication in our culture, mainstream media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality—not in her capacity as a leader.
Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide
The Half the Sky Movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same name, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide brings together video, websites, games, blogs and other educational tools to not only raise awareness of women's issues, but to also provide concrete steps to fight these problems and empower women. Change is possible, and you can be part of the solution.
December 2010 - Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body - and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.
November 2009 - In this passionate talk, Eve Ensler declares that there is a girl cell in us all - a cell that we have all been taught to suppress. She tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.
July 2005 - Playwright Eve Ensler explores our modern craving for security -and why it makes us less secure. Listen for inspiring, heartbreaking stories of women making change.
"Security is elusive. It’s impossible. We all die. We all get old. We all get sick. People leave us. People change us. Nothing is secure."