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Girl Empowerment

The Gift That Keeps Giving and Benefits Us All

Katja Iversen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

Investing in the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Providing women with education, access to health care and opportunities for employment, comes back tenfold as they tend to invest a higher share of their earnings back into their communities.

Alena Hall

These College Friends Are Helping Empower Girls To Follow Their Science-Minded Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves both always had an interest in the engineering sciences. But after their initial meeting in their early college years, t...

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Teen

Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw you in a room...

5 Great Movies Starring Interesting, Exciting, Daring, Adventurous Girls!

Lori Day | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Day

This piece originally ran in Today's Parent. The recent successes of Brave and Frozen demonstrate that movies starring girls can not only succeed, bu...

The Club All Mothers of Daughters Should Join

Lori Day | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

We knew it was becoming increasingly difficult to raise happy, healthy girls with good self-esteem in our increasingly shallow, beauty-obsessed society. We felt we could do a better job at this together than separately.

Why Susan Patton's Advice to Get a "MRS Degree" Is As Wrong As Her Math

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Telling young women that they should choose a husband while in college because you can't swing a backpack there without hitting a guy is like wanting babies to pick a car when they're infants simply because at no other time in their lives will so many people hand them car keys to play with.

Denver Mother Teaches School A Lesson About Gender Discrimination

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

Sometimes it seems like the whole world is conspiring against your daughter’s self-esteem: the ads in her magazines, the characters on her tv shows,...

The Not-So-Humble Backpack: Equipping Girls for Greatness

Victoria Dunning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

At the Global Fund for Children, we believe that the metaphor of the backpack -- a symbol of learning, mobility and independence -- and its contents could help girls control, and indeed transform, their own destinies.

Saving Girls: Kakenya Ntaiya Is a CNN Hero

Serra Sippel | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Serra Sippel

The founder of the school, Kakenya Ntaiya, grew up in a hut made of straw, mud, and dung with no running water or electricity. She was born in 1978, but does not know the exact day -- her mother cannot remember. She was engaged at age five to the six-year-old boy next door.

Why Invest in Girls?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tabby Biddle

Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations...

UN Leaders: Are You Thinking Enough About Gender Equality?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new c...

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for Girls

Lori Day | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out.

Girl Rising and the Power to Change the World

David Edmund Moody | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
David Edmund Moody

She reads poetry with power and passion, and at the age of fourteen has already been honored for her own poems. She says poetry is the gold she discovered within herself.

If Girls Rule The World, Where Do The Boys Fit In?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

While Mayes's piece is a thought-provoking tribute to her son about gender equality, I think girl power messaging can be enlightening without taking anyone down -- that includes young boys.

Girl Up Kicks off its 'Unite for Girls Tour'

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Girls joined together to kick off the Girl Up "Unite for Girls Tour," launching a movement of girl power across the country to help their peers in developing countries.