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Photo: Eva Mendes with the IRC and "Half the Sky" in Sierra Leone
October 2, 2012 by The IRC
|Photo: Melissa Winkler/IRC|
As part of "Half the Sky" by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, actress Eva Mendes visited the International Rescue Committee-supported Girls With a Future program in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It focuses on keeping girls in school, building their confidence and skills and at the same time, reducing their vulnerability to exploitation.
Read a People Magazine story about how the experience changed her life and learn more about Half the Sky and the IRC's programs for women and girls.