Half the Sky: Human Rights for Children & Women

Half the Sky: Human Rights for Children & Women

partner of Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl Wudunn,Room to Read www.roomtoread.org partner of The National Year of Reading 2012The documentary – A journey through Africa and Asia through the documentary.

‘Half the Sky’ written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist couple Nicholas A Kistof & Sheryl WuDunn

at the Australian Human Rights Centre , Law Faculty University of NSW.

Room to Read www.roomtoread.org girls scholarships in the developing worldIt brought me to tears –

child prostitution, rape,  genital  circumcision, killing of girl babies, killing and disfiguring women – the powerless.

A young doctor working for medecins sans frontieres in Papua New Guinea told of the rape and beating of approx 80% of all girls in PNG.

A young social worker talking of the courage of indigenous mothers fighting rape and child abuse in indigenous communities.

And the passionate Jennie Orchard talking about Room to Read – www.roomtoread.org

bringing hope and empowerment to girls in poverty through school scholarships.

and the courage of these girls who work, are abused, walk for hours to get to a school so they can have a future.

The courage of mothers and women who survive and build towards a future for their children and other women.

Half the Sky by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn, Room to Read www.roomtoread.org, Australian Human Rights CentreI am proud and humbled to be an author ambassador for Room to Read – support them.

Support medecins sans frontieres

Read Half the Sky: How to Change the World

Jennie Orchard Australian  Room to Read,Susanne Gervay author ambassador Room to Read. Half the Sky How to Change the World, supporting girls education‘Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest return investment available in the developing world.’ The World Bank.

Thankyou to talented photographer Diane MacDonald for her organisation.

The Hughenden Hotel is proud to support the Australian Human Rights Centre and the Human Rights of women and children.

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I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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