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Women and girls hold the key to ending gender-based violence

Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro | Posted 02.10.2016 | Women
Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro

We live in a world of misplaced priorities, a world in which 60 million girls are not in school. The majority of these girls are from poor communities...

How Will The Rising Tensions in the Middle East Affect Girls' Rights in the Regions?

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 02.09.2016 | Women
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Flying under the radar of male-dominated societies, most people are unaware of the plight of females in Saudi. Nor, then has the consideration been given to the ripple effect it has on young girls. For example, did you realize that women in Saudi Arabia cannot open their own bank account without the permission of their husbands? Or that they were just given the right to vote in local elections?

Lead by Following: How Girls Can Show Us the Way

Victoria Dunning | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Life has improved in concrete ways for millions of children around the world, and the progress for girls is especially notable. Despite these improvements, however, there is much to do, and the work is complex because the challenges girls face are unique. In too many cases, a school is not a safe haven of learning but a place of harassment and exploitation.

How to Protect 200 Million Girls From FGM

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.05.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

On Saturday 6th February, the world will mark the International Day for Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Terribly late, yet all is not lost

George Srour | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
George Srour

Under the shade of three mango trees, the community of Somba sang and danced to the news of the opportunity to construct a Building Tomorrow Primary S...

Why I Teach Young Women About Amy Schumer

Naomi Katz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Naomi Katz

Amy Schumer's comedy is not an example of a woman finding success in a men's world. It is an example of a woman defining success, reclaiming a language of realism for women by expressing her truth.

A Corporate Perspective On the Importance Of Girls' Education

Up For School | Posted 01.11.2016 | Education
Up For School

Equipping girls with self-confidence, support of family and communities as well as awareness of their social and economic rights can lead to transformed futures.

Our Most Powerful Force: Empowered Girls Transforming Our Planet

Jin In | Posted 12.28.2015 | Impact
Jin In

Are there more males or females in our world today? The answer - males - surprises most people, even those in global affairs and development working...

Amal Clooney Is Helping Lebanese Girls Get An Education

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.29.2015 | World

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'Twas The Night Before Graduation

Beth Murphy | Posted 12.14.2015 | Education
Beth Murphy

This is a poem to celebrate the seven students who make up the first graduating class of the Zabuli Education Center -- the first school for girls in a small village on the outskirts of Kabul Province. Here, they've defied all the odds to become one of the most successful schools in the country. Today is their graduation day.

Girls' Rights Are Human Rights

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 12.12.2015 | Impact
J. Mijin Cha

As we celebrate Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the declaration, we face the hard truth that we are falling far short of protecting human rights around the world. In no area is this clearer than the failure to protect far too many young girls.

The International Day to End Violence Against Women

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Pam Allyn

LitWorld focuses two-thirds of its work on empowering women and girls with transformational literacy because two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are women and girls. And illiteracy equals profound vulnerability.

On Gender, Violence, and the Right to Education

Randal Mason | Posted 11.30.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

The threat and reality of violence hinders girls' access to education and undermines their ability to learn. Children and youth of all genders have a right to inclusive, quality education--the foundation to improving people's lives.

Giving Girls Around the Globe an Education Is the Most Powerful Way to Fight Poverty

Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Marc Kielburger

When you educate a girl, you lift up her whole family and entire community so they can stand on their own. I

Girl's Education: A Pathway to a Better Life

Karen Sherman | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

What Works in Girls Education, a new book, extols the far-reaching benefits of educating young women and girls around the world. In study after study, the evidence presented only confirms what many of us already suspected -- girl's education is among the smartest and most worthy investments a country can make.

Inside The Uphill Battle To Stop Early Marriage For Girls In Niger

Pulitzer Center | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.19.2015 | World

 By Jennifer Koons for The Pulitzer Center   A middle-aged man passes a 12-year-old on the street. He stops her, tells her she’s b...

Discussing Skills, Innovation, and Girls' Education in Doha

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Education systems are not keeping up with fast-changing global economies, and in advanced and developing countries alike students are not being prepared for the modern workforce. This "skills gap" was the focus for this year's World Innovation Summit of Education (WISE), an event that brings together thousands of leading education experts and policymakers.

The World's # 1 Investment: Women

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

The Dell Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard is essentially a guide that establishes benchmarks in 31 countries that make up 76 percent of the world's GDP.

Dear College Girl

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 11.05.2015 | College
Martha Kate Stainsby

I get you. I see you. You are loved. You are worthy. You are okay even if you aren't okay. College is amazing, wonderful, scary and hard all wrapped into one. You are going to make it through and if you don't then you are going to be okay too.

Michelle Obama Writes Powerful Essay On Why We Should 'Let Girls Learn'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women

First Lady Michelle Obama has written a powerful, poignant essay about the need for all girls around the world to have access to an education.  ...

Building a Supportive Network for Women in STEM

Ming Yi | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Ming Yi

I have always been curious. As a young girl, I reveled in the intricacies of the simplest things, always wondering "why". After immigrating to the U.S. from China at the age of 12, I sought refuge in my math classes, because that's one language I understood.

Girl Power -- The #1 Way to Transform Women's Equality

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Carlynne McDonnell

Teaching women to embrace and use their power will change our lives today. Teaching girls about power will change their present, and our future. Together we will create a shared reality of truly empowered girls who will change our society and our world, for the better.

Girls' Education: The World's Best Investment

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 10.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

What Works in Girls' Education is a book defined by an unprecedented analysis of real world experiences and hard evidence. It addresses understudied issues like how to improve the school to work transition.

12 Years of Schooling Can Help End Child Marriage in Pakistan

Up For School | Posted 10.20.2015 | Education
Up For School

I have visited a number different villages in the country, and each time, communities have demanded 12 years of education as the most positive solution to ending child marriages. Lack of educational facilities leaves girls extremely vulnerable to being married off at a young age.

My Hut Could Be a Safe Place for Learning to Code

Up For School | Posted 10.15.2015 | Education
Up For School

We've reached a new age. Tech innovators throughout Asia and Africa are now developing applications that address local climate change adaptation, health awareness and agricultural solutions.