This week, former MNM Policy Intern Kristine Silvestri was featured as a guest contributor to Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times column, “On the Ground.” Kristine, a recent graduate of Elon University in North Carolina, wrote about her harrowing experience contracting malaria while she was studying abroad in Ghana.
This weekend, the New York Times dedicated its magazine to women’s issues, with special features centered around an except from “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, who recently won the 2009 Literary Peace Prize.
Nicholas Kristof advocated for more attention and funding for effective programs to combat pneumonia in the developing world in his Mother’s Day-themed New York Times Op-Ed yesterday.
Some excerpts below, the full piece here.
On this Mother’s Day, let’s not only reach for flowers and dinners but also think of how we might make motherhood itself a bit happier.