Gender Equality, Gender-based Violence, Inspiration
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More Than Just a Cover Story

Child marriage. Labor and sexual exploitation. Human trafficking.

Society ignores these topics all too often. Major news outlets may occasionally touch on the issues one day, only to forget they exist the next. And the next. And the next.

After all, why should we discuss complex global dilemmas that lack a quick fix when we can gossip about Miley Cyrus’ newest fashion statement?

What are we, as a society, actually doing to end these human rights violations?

Enough with the feigned interest. It’s time to take action.

Today, Catapult launched its new ad campaign appropriately titled Cover Stories. This incredibly powerful campaign markedly sends the message that global issues are more than ‘just a cover story.’ We need global action and we need it now.

I’ll let these Cover Stories speak for themselves.

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Image c/o Catapult

TAKE ACTION AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE

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Image c/o Catapult

TAKE ACTION AGAINST LABOR EXPLOITATION

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Image c/o Catapult

TAKE ACTION AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

This International Women’s Day (March 8th), join Catapult in supporting efforts to empower women and girls around the world.

Real change comes from the ground up. Let’s work together and change the world.

Click here for a full list of Catapult projects.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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Hi everyone! I recently earned my Master’s degree in International Development from The New School in New York City in May 2012. With a concentration in International Development and Global Health, I have worked behind the scenes as a Research Intern for the PBS documentary Half the Sky in addition to serving as the Research and Advocacy Intern for The Hunger Project. Globally, I have taught English to kindergartners in China, have researched clean water and HIV/AIDS in Kenya, and have gained first-hand experience understanding how migrants and refugees deal with public health issues in both Mexico and Thailand. I am especially interested in food security, nutrition and hunger and the role of women and girls in each of these issues. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my ever-so-fluffy Siberian Husky, eating delicious food, training for marathons and traveling. Follow me on Twitter @E_Epstein!

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for this post. As we approach Women’s day, it is right to champion all such abuses more than ever. The fact is also that, a lot of deaf ear is turned to our cry hence we must cry much louder. I just came across this article: Human trafficking: Cameroonian female student missing!! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1097756
    and to me the outrage is not on the country of the student, but on the prevalence of the practice even in those cities we once thought safe!

  2. michael mazur says

    Child marriage by definition is a crime against the girl child – being the vulnerable gender in this discussion, and it is a travesty to call it marriage. Rather it should be called an act of paedophilia, against which country so proscribed, economic sanctions should be applied. Since they are not applied it is because the padeophiles in government do not want attention drawn to their own serial activities with children.

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