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Empowering Girls in the Worst Countries for Gender Equality

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

A nation's competitiveness relies heavily on whether and how it educates and utilizes its female talent. To maximize its competitiveness and development potential, each country should strive for gender equality.

2015 Can Be the Tipping Point for Safe Schools and Children's Education Globally

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

2014 was a bad year for children and education.

Pakistan: When Children Fear to Learn

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 12.23.2014 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

This "war against education" from the Taliban has effectively crippled the future of Pakistan, ensuring that the vast human potential of the nation will be going to waste. However, in the wake of the attack in Peshawar, there needs to be a concerted attempt by the state and people of Pakistan to reform and support the education system.

A Year to Remember: The Positives and Negatives

Amy Cooper | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Amy Cooper

The year 2014 will stand out to us for a multitude of reasons. For me, what resonates the most is the highs and lows we experienced in our efforts to create gender equality in education worldwide.

Never Too Young to Affect Change!

Vivian Onano | Posted 12.12.2014 | Education
Vivian Onano

Recently, I was amazed to receive an invitation from a 13 year old boy to speak at his fundraiser. This brilliant young boy, Max Byrant, decided to organize a local event in his community to raise awareness on Girls Education globally.

Malala: Won the Battle But Not Yet the War

Raheel Raza | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Raheel Raza

Why is this still such a problem? While there are regions of the world in which poverty may prevent people from going to school, why is the deficiency felt so much more powerfully in one gender -- why would it not be equal?

Co-Education: A Holistic Approach to Human Rights

Barry Segal | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Nichols and Peter Luis. Peter Luis is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Foundation of ...

Malala and Motivation

Vicki Cobb | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

When asked what made her fight for education, she describes how badly she felt when her school was closed, how it made her realize how important her education was to her when it was taken from her.

Jessica Samakow

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section. She w...

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

Four Entrepreneurs Bringing New Hope

Suna Senman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Suna Senman

Four social entrepreneurs, Sruthi Narasimha, Shiza Shadid, Janet Salazar and CJ Peak, have a passion to facilitate a vibrant, diverse and harmonious world. These women have an inclusive approach to empowerment.

Education Over Ebola: Using Low-Cost Tech Innovation In Liberia

Tariq Fancy | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Tariq Fancy

While it is crucial that the rest of the world deliver medical aid to help Liberia meet the massive need for health care, the secondary consequences of the outbreak should not be ignored. Besides containing Ebola, Liberians need food and basic supplies. They need assistance for non-Ebola related health issues. They need creative solutions in education.

The Education Drive for the Girl Child in Nigeria

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

November marks seven months after the abduction of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. Despite the widely received global #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign, the girls remain under the control of the extremist group.

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.

How Ebola Impedes Women's Empowerment in West Africa

Megan Foo | Posted 01.19.2015 | Teen
Megan Foo

It is patently clear that Ebola is injurious not just to women's physical health, but to their education, safety and economic well-being.

Lifting Up Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. Our t...

Ebola Could Cause Girls In Liberia To Fall 'Way, Way Back' In School

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact

The implications of Ebola go far beyond West Africans' physical health -- the outbreak has made it increasingly difficult to keep young people in scho...

Progress and Education: This week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...

5 Lessons We Wish We Were Taught in School

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Erin Reghenzani

Whether all of this is news to you or you've only just started to realise some of these truths now is your chance to change for the better and start living a life full of love, wealth and happiness.

Forbes "Under 30 Summit" Circles in on the Now and Next Game Changers, Billionaires, and Entrepreneurs

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The Forbes "Under 30 Summit" in Philidelphia ended Wednesday, having brought together the now and present future. Malala Yousafzai, now 17, who re...

Beyond Our Fears: Ebola's Social and Humanitarian Toll in West Africa

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Anika Rahman

As we worry about the spread of Ebola in the U.S., I hope that we are able to see the broader social crisis that such an epidemic precipitates. What do we do with this greater awareness of the toll of the epidemic?

The Girl Effect and My Grandmother

Greg Woodburn | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

The agony of these missing parts applies not only to our deceased loved ones - it applies to when we allow fear to dampen courage; ignorance to imprison knowledge; and hatred to overwhelm love.

Malala's Ultimate Prize

Julia Gillard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I was impressed that Malala Yousafzai decided to stay in school last Friday -- the day that she and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Other Malalas

Sahar Taman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Sahar Taman

Malala is truly a voice of the voiceless; millions of girls and women without access to education in both the development world, and yes, even in the West. However, there are those among the voiceless who have dared to give themselves a voice.

Winning the War for Children's Rights: An Army of Children?

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
Anika Rahman

If I can succeed in raising my 10-year old daughter to be aware of the plight of children and to understand that she can be a part of a global solution seeking community, then perhaps I would have made the greatest contribution to the future.