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Alicia Keys Holds Protest For Lost Nigerian Schoolgirls

Associated Press | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alicia Keys held a protest in New York City on Tuesday to raise awareness about the 200-plus Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped ...

Why We Must Resist the Impulse of "On to the Next Thing"

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

The reality is that the world is a big place and evil lurks in many corners. It's hard to find the emotional bandwidth to care about each and every new report concerning religious persecution in one foreign nation or another.

Why #BringBackOurGirls Doesn't Tell The Whole Story

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the events that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's bas...

Nigerian Police: Boko Haram Releases A Kidnapped Schoolgirl

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

ABUJA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - One of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram rebels in the northeastern Nigerian vill...

How Nigeria Plans To Protect Schoolgirls From Boko Haram

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Schoolgirls in Nigeria are asking for measures as simple as electricity in schools to help protect them from kidnapping by Boko Haram, a N...

Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Happened In The 5 Months Since

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 ...

'Unhashtagable?'

Lina Srivastava | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

If hashtag activism builds on and replicate this assumed association between moral outrage and social justice through images and short communication, does it further offer the possibility of a more informed and effective strategy for social impact?

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

Where Are the Religious Leaders for the Nigerian Girls?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Heidi Legg

This week the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed the historic vote by the Church of England to allow women bishops, but how will this translate for women across the world? Meanwhile, the Nigerian girls are still missing.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

Where Are the Peers?

David Sable | Posted 09.02.2014 | Media
David Sable

Community was once a place of action linked to emotion -- a powerful hub and spoke of social change. Nowadays anyone on a compiled data file can be considered to be part of a community. How the mighty have fallen.

Schools Should Be Safe Havens and Places of Learning Not Theaters of War

Gordon Brown | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Schools should be safe havens for children and places for learning and should never become theaters of war. At the UN in September, there will be pressure on every country to adopt military guidelines that include rules of engagement preventing schools -- like hospitals -- from being militarized or used as instruments for waging war in conflicts or civil wars. But the need is now urgent and immediate.

Bring Back Our Girls and Fund Education Now

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

At this pace, we'll definitely fall well short of the commitment made in 2000 by world leaders to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

Boko Halal –- Education Is Good

Ann Cotton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Ann Cotton

To sit with these girls and young women is to be convinced that a better world is indeed possible -- if they get the education they quite literally crave.

This Campaign Works Toward #SafeSchools for All Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.16.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

With an initial $10 million from the Nigerian government and another $10 million from the Nigerian business community, we are launching a Safe Schools Initiative. It is designed to secure worldwide support for a basic right - that children should be able to go to school without fear.

How Boko Haram Loses

Chernor Bah | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Young people around the world are responding in a defiant manner: mobilizing for education in a way that has never before been seen and calling for world leaders to respond urgently to the global education crisis.

Ambassador Sanders' U.S. Congress Testimony on Boko Haram

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

Nigeria is at the beginning of a long conflict; they have to realize this. This is no longer a localized insurgency. There is no easy fix and every attack in response to Boko Haram cannot be viewed a death knell blow to it.

Let's Hear It For The Girls

Patty Lancaster | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
Patty Lancaster

What about the uniquely positive qualities of girls' interactions? Let's notice and label them. When do we take the time to listen to a girl's voice when she is speaking from her heart and write about that?

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

Barbara Bylenga | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bylenga

Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.

Children in Nigeria Need Our Help

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Boko Haram's deliberate plan to sow chaos throughout the country has devastated the lives of many Nigerian children. And the destructive extended effect of the tragedy means that its impact will reach far beyond the lives of the kidnapped girls.

Beyond Hashtags and Resolutions: What It Will Take to End Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Free The Slaves

While hashtag activism and expressions of outrage are important, they will not be enough to eradicate slavery. What's needed is a concerted global campaign that's equal to the scope of slavery's worldwide reach.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

Christian Suffering in a World of Suffering

David A. Sánchez, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
David A. Sánchez, Ph.D.

Here I write pondering the exaltation of suffering in Christian scripture as a sign of future heavenly exaltation. What do I say to sufferers of other faith traditions? My suffering, our Christian suffering, is privileged?

Official: Nigeria's Military Knows Where Kidnapped Girls Are Being Held

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 07.26.2014 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free the...

My Mother And My Heroes Were Muslim Women Who Supported Education for Girls

Khalil Demir | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Khalil Demir

When I think about how hard my mother worked to send me and my siblings to school, I know that these girls' mothers are working just as hard. I know it! Whether they have been to school or not, mothers know how essential education is for their daughters.