Half the Sky is a Movement striving to “ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide…”. Among the many ways it uses to raise awareness of women’s issues the Movement is about to launch a Facebook game called Half the Sky Movement Game. http://www.facebook.com/HalfTheSkyMovementGame (Requires a Facebook account)
Three hundred million people across both genders and all age groups play online social games each month. Facebook game such as Farmville are amongs the most popular, widely played games in history. Half the Sky Facebook game begins with players arriving in a small village in India where they meet a young Indian woman named Radhika. She then takes players on a global journey, from India to Kenya, Vietnam, Afghanistan and the U.S. Players help Radhika make the “transition from oppression to opportunity”. She “must find her voice in her own house and gain financial and social independence.” The game educates players and opens opportunities for them to assist if they wish to do so.
Do you think that social networking and games can really make a difference to real world problems?