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Black Giving Matters: A Month Towards a New Movement for Our Times

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

For black social progress, giving voice has been as or even more important than giving money.

Boko Haram Militants Kill Dozens In Attacks On Nigerian Villages

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of...

Education, Energy, and Engagement - Celebrating Youth

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 08.11.2015 | Education
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have long known the potential power of youth.This year, International Youth Day focuses on civic engagement and ways that youth can take part in civil society, to shape their future.

10 Moments On Black Twitter That Changed The Way We Talk About Black Lives

The Huffington Post | Black Voices Editors | Posted 05.07.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter is unfiltered, unapologetic and undeniably a force to reckon with. Over the years, black users on Twitter have banded together to tac...

Nigerian Troops Save 25 More Children And Women From Boko Haram

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.07.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the...

Nigeria's Boko Haram In Disarray As Government Forces Advance

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

By Julia Payne MALKOHI, Nigeria, May 4 (Reuters) - Boko Haram is fracturing as shortages of weapons and fuel foment tensions between i...

Nigeria Rescues More Than 230 Women, Girls From Boko Haram

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an ann...

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Has Happened In The 12 Months Since

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred & Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw ...

Nigeria's President-Elect Says He Can't Promise To Find Chibok Girls

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria....

Malala To Abducted Nigerian Girls: 'You Are My Heroes'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

On the eve of the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, Malala Yousafzai has published an open letter to...

Peer, an Alternative Look at the Boko Haram Kidnapping

Madeline Cottingham | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Madeline Cottingham

On April 14, 2014, nearly a year ago, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the town of Chibok. The Nigerian government has so far proven powerless in their pursuit of the militant organization that now controls most of northeastern Nigeria. Although the twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls was quickly picked up by commercial media and popularized by Michelle Obama, it gathered less than 9,000 followers and did little to galvanize the world.

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

XPRIZE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact

Technology is not the only solution, but it must be part of the solution. If technology can do what we believe it can with learning, it will allow children in conflict zones and refugee camps to safely begin or continue their education.

Girls Who Escaped Boko Haram Bravely Return To School

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact

When Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last April -- and abducted more than 200 of their classmates -- one group of girl...

Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds, Tells Captives Stories Of Chibok Girls

AP | CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests ...

The UN Is Alarmed At Rising Attacks Against Schoolgirls Worldwide

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Girls in at least 70 countries have faced threats, violent attacks and other abuse for trying to go to school over the past five years...

2015 Can Be the Tipping Point for Safe Schools and Children's Education Globally

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

2014 was a bad year for children and education.

8 Unforgettable Symbols From An Extraordinary Year Of Protests

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

From Africa to Europe to the Americas, 2014 has been a year of extraordinary protests. Some of these protests succeeded in overthrowing political lead...

In Tragedy, Empathy Still Dependent On Proximity

Pacific Standard | Max Ufberg | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

Today’s Pakistani Taliban attack on a Peshawar school has resulted in the deaths of at least 145, many of them children. In Sydney, meanwhile, Monda...

Nigerian Army Says It Has Regained Town Of Chibok From Boko Haram

AP | HARUNA UMAR and CHIKA ODUAH | Posted 01.16.2015 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian army has regained control of Chibok, the northeastern town where more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by ...

#BringBackOurGirls Creator On What His Hashtag Accomplished

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

Boko Haram’s spree of violence in northern Nigeria still rages on, but the creator of the popular #BringBackOurGirls campaign says he is proud of th...

It's Been 200 Days Since Boko Haram Kidnapped 200 Girls. Nigerians Have Not Stopped Protesting

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Activists in Nigeria marked a date they hoped would never come. On Friday, it's been 200 days since Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 200 girls...

Dozens More Girls Abducted By Boko Haram In Nigeria

AP | HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 12.27.2014 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an ann...

Is Boko Haram Able To Make Peace?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at how Nigerian militant group Bo...

Boko Haram Suspected Of Kidnapping 25 More Girls In Nigeria

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

By Imma Ande and Isaac Abrak YOLA/ABUJA, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack o...