The Superheroes are Girls

July 18, 2013By Lisa BosGender Equity No Comments

Summer is in full swing and so is the summer movie season, full of superheroes, aliens, explosions and monsters. Yet the best movie you may see all summer has none of these, at least not in the typical way you might think. In this movie, the superheroes are girls. The film, Girl Rising, tells the … Read More

Movies in July: Brownstones to Red Dirt

July 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Kids from Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war have one thing in common: no one gives them a chance. Brownstones to Red Dirt, a feature-length documentary, tells the story of how these “lost” groups find one another through a pen pal program that not only shapes their lives, but also … Read More

Yes, Your Voice Matters

July 11, 2013By Lisa BosLearn about Advocacy 3 Comments

I just celebrated the start of my 17th year in Washington, D.C. Coming here in 1997 from a pretty small town in Michigan was a little scary, but I was a political junkie and where else do you go but D.C.? I have worked in the legislative/political world my entire career, spending years on Capitol … Read More

A Letter From Myanmar

A Letter From Myanmar

July 9, 2013By Guest AuthorLocal Level Advocacy 2 Comments

Superheros come in all forms.  Today we would like to introduce you to Saw Htay Plain, a 16-year old boy from Myanmar who is courageous enough to stand up and talk to world leaders so that he and his community can see change.  He asks for job opportunities, access to education and health. Read his letter. … Read More

Movies in July: Small Voices

July 5, 2013By WV AdvocacyProtecting Children No Comments

Each week in July, Beyond 5 is bringing you movie recommendations.  These movies may not be of the typical summer blockbuster variety, but they tell amazing stories.  Today our feature is Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia’s Children.  ‘A revealing look at the difficult challenges street children in Cambodia face every day, this documentary chronicles the … Read More

Freedoms Big and Small

July 4, 2013By WV AdvocacyFrom the Blog 1 Comment

Today in the United States we celebrate our freedom.  We are grateful and we are humbled by those who made great sacrifices, but also want take time to celebrate the small freedoms we are granted everyday by the incredible blessings we have. Water, food and access to healthcare are luxuries in most parts of the … Read More

Helping Mothers in Pakistan

July 2, 2013By Guest AuthorLocal Level Advocacy No Comments

This is the first post in our Beyond 5 Summer Blockbuster series.  Meet real-life superhero Ahmad, who advocates to bring maternal health services to his community in Pakistan, where one in every 89 women will die due to causes related to childbirth. By Asif Raza Fifteen years ago, Ahmad’s Aunt faced severe complications during her third … Read More

The Hunger Conversation

June 27, 2013By WV AdvocacyFood and Nutrition, Making History 2 Comments

Thank you! Last month you added your name to the hunger conversation and we delivered it to the White House.  We now know that nearly half of preventable deaths of children under 5 are due to hunger and malnutrition. By signing Beyond 5’s petition, you helped play a role in the United States addressing these … Read More