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Empowering Girls

These Athletes Have Words For Anyone Who Says Girls Shouldn’t Play The Sports They Love

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Women

"A lot of boys have told me that I can't play rugby because I'm a girl." That's just one example of the type of discouragement girls who play sports f...

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

Norwu, Rise Up Girl Leader, Loses Right to Speak at UN

Let Girls Lead | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

This week, the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) commenced in New York City to focus on the linkages between ...

Michelle Obama And Kelly Clarkson Team Up For New Female Empowerment Anthem

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment

Get ready to have this song on repeat. First Lady Michelle Obama commissioned Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Zendaya, Janelle Monae, L...

The Women Who Plan To Climb Afghanistan's Top Peak Have An Even Higher Goal

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.02.2016 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- From a mountaintop some 7,200 feet above sea level, a group of female Afghan mountaineers huddle together for warmth, looking do...

WKYC and Local Businesses Empower Young Black Girls

Nancy Laws | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices
Nancy Laws

Her Mind Rocks is passionate about empowering young girls in a time when Feminism and celebrating #girlbosses has never been cooler. The need for mor...

Barbie Ad Reminds Girls They Can Be Anything They Want To Be

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

The makers behind Barbie want little girls to know that no dream is too big to achieve. In an ad for the iconic doll, young girls turn their dreams in...

Detroit Horse Power: Urban Horsemanship Provides A Proven Tool For Changing Lives

Nancy Kotting | Posted 06.27.2016 | Detroit
Nancy Kotting

There are models across the country where horses are brought into urban environments to enhance the lives of those within. They exist legally via ordinance or special use permits, some for recreational purposes such as the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl: Why Adolescent Girls Are a Smart Investment

Catherine Russell | Posted 12.13.2014 | DC
Catherine Russell

On Friday, the Nobel Prize Committee recognized Malala Yousafzai for her fearless advocacy on behalf of girl's education. Her award is a cause for celebration -- but it is also a call for action, especially as we paused this October 11 to recognize the annual International Day of the Girl.

3 Ways NOT To Raise Mean Girls

Katie Hurley | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

If we want to put an end to "mean girl" behavior, if we want to stop the covert bullying based on judgment, jealousy, and gossip, we have to teach girls how to relate.

'I Will Keep Very Strong': An Ethiopian Girl Fights To Delay Marriage

UN Women | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
UN Women

From birth, Kadiga Mohammed was set to marry her first and eldest cousin, a traditional practice known as 'absuma' in her community in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. When she turned 16, her parents began to prepare for the wedding. But Kadiga was filled with dread -- she did not want to marry the man they had selected for her.

One Of Pop Culture's Coolest Artists Empowers Girls

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

We've always been inspired by Burgerman's award-winning Tumblr Girls, a series of cheeky illustrations of girls' pictures on Tumblr, so we're super excited to introduce this new GLAM4GOOD series!

Watch 70 Deserving Girls Turn Into Prom Queens

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 09.13.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

What happens when GLAM4GOOD has 2 hours to help 70 very deserving girls turn into prom queens?

The Power Of Story

Denise Dunning | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Stories are powerful. Storytelling and film mobilize communities to transform gender norms, fight discrimination and promote equality -- breaking down barriers that damage both girls and boys.

Strong Is The New Pretty: What Beauty Looks Like In The Next Generation Of Girls

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

"You don't need to be pretty, perfect or compliant to be loved." That is the message photographer Kate T. Parker wanted to use to empower her girls when she started taking their pictures three years ago.

'PODER': A Story Of Girls Overcoming

Denise Dunning | Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact
Denise Dunning

'PODER' is the engaging story of Elba and Emelin, two indigenous Guatemalan girls who overcame poverty and discrimination to transform a community of over 26,000 people, and their nation of 14 million.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Grace Mwase, Malawi

Let Girls Lead | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Harmful cultural practices are still of grave concern for many girls around the world. Let Girls Lead highlights a powerful video by Grace Mwase who is raising her voice to one of the most harmful traditional practices still present in Malawi.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Emmanuela Alimlim

Let Girls Lead | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Emmanuela Alimlim is from Kenya. Her mother gave birth to her at age 15 and Emmanuela's sister gave birth to her first child at age 15 as well. After seeing several of her classmates drop out of school due to early pregnancies, Emmanuela decided that it was time to do something about early and forced marriage and teen pregnancy in her community.

The Empowerment Project: Women Celebrating Women

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

When Emmy-award winning filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook discovered a dearth of positive and uplifting content for women in television and film they decided to take matters into their own hands. They started a production company called Heartfelt Productions in 2009 with the stated objective of making content that inspired and uplifted women.

Reminding The World That Every Girl Counts

Sarah Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Gordon

Every year, approximately 51 million children under the age of five are not registered at birth, a disproportionate number of whom are girls. The Girls Count Act is a statement that the United States will proactively support every child's right to receive legal and social benefits through registration at birth.

Kathleen Buckstaff: Secrets of Happiness

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Kathleen Buckstaff

It was reunion weekend at Stanford University. The opening talk was a roundtable discussion held in the basketball arena. Katie Couric was the host, a...

Post-Pageant: What's 'America's Choice' Doing Now?

Susan Kraus | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Kraus

Vail was not a typical contestant. She could take apart an engine (she was also a mechanic for a few years) more easily than she could do hair or make-up. She was an expert marksman, but dance skills? Not so much.

Put Young Girls At The­ Center Of Development

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

It's time to make a radical shift, to start seeing girls not as vulnerable or as a liability, but as potential leaders. It's time to see girls for who they are: the driving force of their generation, one poised to bring real social change.

WATCH: Why Latina Daughters Need Powerful Role Models

Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

As the saying goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some argue that focusing on "everything nice" makes it harder for gi...

One Life at a Time

Avery McCall | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Avery McCall

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpg I had never heard of issues like sex trafficking and obstetric fistulas, let alone how prevalent they are. I couldn't believe that so many girls and women suffered and the rest of us let it continue.