January means a fresh start and resolutions for 2011. This year, I am seriously committing to a healthier me—inside and out! I have loads on my to-do list, and I’m sharing everything with you in a four-week series throughout the month of January. Week three is all about resolutions to live with a better conscious to give back. See how I’m forwarding my favorite causes, and tell me what organizations you’re supporting this year.
My heart lies with helping women and girls across the globe, and I’m especially passionate about joining the global movement to emancipate women from sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender inequality and violence.
I also feel strongly about fighting global poverty by unlocking women’s power as economic catalysts (there are 2-3 million prostitutes in India and China has an estimated 10 million). The most important book you’ll read this year is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn ($10.22 on Amazon.com), which has opened my eyes to global issues that affect women.
Four of my favorite women’s causes are:
3. Vital Voices
4. Girl Up!
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