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Empowering Girls

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.

Girl Up and Give Back

Victoria Justice | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Victoria Justice

Did you know that many girls around the world don't get to go to school? Did you know that some girls in developing countries are forced to get married before they turn 15? Learning about these challenges girls face is upsetting, but there are ways we can help.

Super Daughters, Super Powers

Jennifer Lauck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lauck

How do we western women, so often raised by unempowered mothers, make a necessary shift in our thinking and our actions in order to gift our daughters with a full inheritance of feminine power?

Empowering Girls, Girls, Girls and Women

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Only the formidable Bill Clinton together with his unstoppable Foundation can marshal the forces of good to begin to make fundamental change for future generations of girls and women.

One Woman's Mission: Empowering World's Poorest Girls to Transform World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Jin In off a snowy sidewalk near Bryant Park in New York City this past winter. She just returned from Nepal, energized. There, she was ...

Global Girl Media: Bringing Out the Absent Voice

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Kamala Lopez, U.S. Program Director for Global Girl Media, is on a mission to nurture the voices of young women in underserved communities and developing nations. I recently sat down with Lopez for an interview.

Empowering Incarcerated Teens: An Interview With Meade Palidofsky

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For 20 years, Meade Palidofsky has been working in juvenile prisons, helping young people find their voice and tell their stories through performance art. I learned about her incredible work through the documentary, "Girls on the Wall."