Posts tagged ‘Facebook’

HWHTW Has 108 Followers on Twitter! #hwhtw

Are you one of them?  You can find tweets in real-time on all things HWHTW-related here: https://twitter.com/#!/HWHTW

HWHTW is also on Facebook!  http://www.facebook.com/hwhtw

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May 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm 1 comment

Be the Change: Every Mother Counts launches “No Mothers Day” @everymomcounts @CTurlington #hwhtw #moms

Every Mother Counts, founded by Christy Turlington Burns, and CHI & Partners are launching an innovative campaign this Mother’s Day to bring attention to the importance of maternal health care.

“The cornerstone of the campaign is a short social issue film that features moms encouraging other moms to join in solidarity by disappearing May 13th, Mother’s Day, because ‘our silence can speak the loudest for all mothers.’ Click here to watch the video.

“Our goal is to leverage Mother’s Day—the day when people are thinking about their mothers most—as a moment to bring the facts about maternal mortality to a wider audience. We believe that once people know the facts, they will want to do what they can to engage. Our hope is that the No Mothers Day campaign will spark energy into Every Mother Counts’ overarching goal of driving 5 million individual actions on maternal health by 2015.

“How You Can Help:
·      Spread the word about our short social issue film and sharing it with your network;
·      Sign up to take part in No Mothers Day yourself on our Facebook page;
·      Inform your friends about the issue of maternal health and with their help, we can prevent 90% of the fatalities that occur due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth; and
·      Post about the No Mothers Day campaign on your social media outlets with the language below.”

Whether you’re a mom, or just have one, find out how you can participate: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a37060f836a37740beac206a0&id=7e702b3c8d&e=f50fa4b46c

May 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Want More HWHTW? #hwhtw

Did you know there’s even more from HWHTW on Twitter and Facebook?  Check it out at https://twitter.com/#!/hwhtw and http://www.facebook.com/hwhtw!

March 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm 1 comment

Esraa Abdel Fattah, “Facebook Girl”: The World-Changer @glamourmag #hwhtw

Esraa Abdel Fattah, better known as the Tahrir Square “Facebook Girl”, has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.

“In January 25, a young Egyptian woman known as Facebook Girl tucked her hair under a head scarf, pocketed her cell phone and met up with 20 other young people to march toward the center of Cairo. Soon hundreds, then thousands of others joined them, until 10,000-strong, they surged into Tahrir Square to make history.

“Over the next 18 days, Esraa Abdel Fattah live-updated on Facebook and tweeted her experiences in the Square—and the world followed along. ‘We feared being arrested or killed,’ recalls Abdel Fattah, 33, a project manager for an Egyptian youth organization, ‘but we were achieving the dream of justice and democracy.'”

Read more: http://www.glamour.com/women-of-the-year/2011/esraa-abdel-fattah

November 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

“Staying Connected: Egyptian Women Use Social Media to Combat Gender Inequality, Violence” @humanrights1st #hwtw

This blog post from Human Rights First describes how women in Egypt are taking control of their futures by harnessing social media such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and mobile apps.

Staying Connected: Egyptian Women Use Social Media to Combat Gender Inequality, Violence

8-17-2011

By Alison Searle
Administrative Assistant for Advocacy

 
A new generation of Egyptian women is speaking up to address long-standing gender and equality issues. Since the fall of President Mubarak, sexual harassment cases have become more public as women’s political participation becomes increasingly widespread. Campaigners stress the need for Egyptian women to unite as they face some of the worst treatment in the world…  According to the World Economic Reform’s Global Gender Gap Index, Egypt has ranked in the bottom 10 for the past 5 years…
 
In an effort to combat the rise in gender inequality and violence, women are using social media—a regional catalyst in the fight for democracy—as an advocacy and awareness tool. HarassMap is a website that allows women to report sexual harassment via email, text or Twitter to track where assaults are taking place throughout the country. Facebook and other media websites continue to promote dialogue about women’s issues with on-the-ground updates. The Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights produces blogs in English and Arabic in an attempt to bridge the movement’s generation gap and appeal to a more international constituency.

Read the full article: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/08/17/staying-connected-egyptian-women-use-social-media-to-combat-gender-iequality-violence/

August 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

Women Take Control by Taking the Wheel in Saudi Arabia

Today is “I will drive the car myself day” in Saudi Arabia.  It’s the only country in the world where women are not permitted to drive, and Saudi women are speaking out, using Facebook and Twitter to encourage each other to get behind the wheel on June 17. 

This article reports: “My driver takes me someplace, and then my husband picks me up and drives me home,” said one young woman who asked not be named. “I just want, for a few minutes, to be able to go somewhere that no one knows where I am. Men don’t want you to have that freedom. You can go somewhere and they don’t know where you are? It’s their worst nightmare.”

Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/saudi-arabia/110615/saudi-womens-rights-driving-rights?page=full

To visit the movement’s Facebook page, search for “I will drive my car in my country”.

To see tweets about “I will drive the car myself day”, search for hashtag #women2drive or click here.

June 17, 2011 at 9:55 am Leave a comment

Be the Change: Share HWHTW!

If you enjoy HWHTW’s take on women’s empowerment, it’s easy to share with friends. 

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– Coming this summer: HWHTW on Twitter!

May 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm 1 comment


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