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Expanding The Potential Of Afghan Women

UN Women | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
UN Women

Crossposted from UN Women. The path to economic empowerment for Afghan women remains riddled with discrimination, violence and unequal access to oppo...

Drum Roll Please....Anticipating The Education Financing Commission's First Report

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2016 | Education
Ed Gragert

Almost a year ago, the nations of the world came together to create 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met in 15 years, by 2030. One of th...

Girls Of The Global South Can't Fix The World Alone

Shenila Khoja-Moolji | Posted 08.22.2016 | Education
Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Are girls really the key to societal progress? Why has the international development field converged on the figure of the girl? What kind of girlhood is desired?

When You Buy Tampons, This Company Gives Pads To Girls In India

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact

This will make periods suck a lot less for a lot of girls. When a customer orders a month’s supply of tampons from menstrual hygiene company Cora, ...

Michelle Obama Uses 'Carpool Karaoke' To Highlight Pressing Global Issue

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

In between belting Stevie Wonder, dancing to Beyoncé and delighting in a surprise appearance from Missy Elliott, first lady Michelle Obama brought up...

Kamala And Gopal Singh: Embodying The Progressive Heart Of Hinduism

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 07.08.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

The mission of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus is to build a platform for social justice minded Hindus. Since the founding of Sadhana: Coali...

Britain Pledges $130 Million For Girls' Education In Bold Post-Brexit Move

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain pledged 100 million pounds ($130 million) on Thursday to help educate girls in the world’s poorest cou...

Malala Is A Millionaire Who Has Donated More Than $1 Million

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education activist who survived a near-fatal attack by the Taliban, and ...

Michelle Obama Pledges $100 Million For Girls' Education In Morocco

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact

MARRAKESH, Morocco, June 28 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia were joined by Meryl Streep in Morocc...

Put Children - Especially Girls - High on the Global Agenda

Lindsay Stark | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Lindsay Stark

This year, one billion children around the world will experience a form of violence and around 200 million children will not meet their developmental ...

Unanimous Vote Brings Free Tampons To NYC’s Schools, Prisons, Shelters

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the steps of City Hall, with dozens of women advocates standing behind her, New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland anno...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

Bright Futures: Why It's Important to Raise Money-Savvy Daughters

John F. Sweeney | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

My daughter, Anna, outlining this article on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. I appreciate her help! Photo Credit: John Sweeney Before she ...

Your Dress Code Is A Bully

Lauren Bromberg | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Lauren Bromberg

"Your shorts are too short." "That dress shows your shoulders." Your chest is too prominent." "It's slutty." "Boys will be distracted." I've ta...

Go big or go home. Ambition now or failure later.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

We are now only days away from the World Humanitarian Summit and the launch of the new Education Cannot Wait fund to provide education to children liv...

Ending Poverty Means Closing the Gaps Between Women and Men

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Gender gaps in employment, business, and access to finance hold back not just individuals but whole economies--at a time when we sorely need to boost growth and create new jobs globally.

Young Turks Tackle Girls' Education Gap With Free English Lessons

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.16.2016 | World

Frustrated that many girls in the Middle East are excluded from the full benefits of education, a group of Turkish entrepreneurs decided to help them ...

How I Raised My Daughter To Call Out Gender Bias

Carrie Yury | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Carrie Yury

Whether it's statistics on female speaking parts in Disney movies or abysmal treatment of women in STEM careers, I try to help my daughter understand and challenge inequality in the world around her.

Dreams of Taking Flight: The Afghan Beekeeper's Story

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Imagine a world in which a woman keeps bees in secret. She is not supposed to leave her house without permission, she is not supposed to work, and she is certainly not supposed to work as a beekeeper, a job reserved for men. But she does. And when she watches her bees take flight, she dreams of her own freedom and freedom for all Afghan women.

Learning of the Human Spirit

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Lynsi Freitag

What does it take to singlehandedly outwit the Taliban ... in their own country? Bravery, to be sure. A willingness to accept the consequences, no doubt. But above all else, perhaps, is the knowledge that it's okay to be afraid -- even when your life is on the line.

How to Empower the Next Generation of Girls? With Girls.

BRAC | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
BRAC

Developing countries are struggling to scale quality education for girls and ensure safe spaces where they can learn. Girls like Sa'a and Maria are proof of what girls can do for themselves and others when given the chance. Join us to reach more girls worldwide and let's make sure every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

"A Determined Struggle Always Has the Chance of Victory:" One Man's Efforts to Educate Afghan Girls

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
The George W. Bush Institute

Afghanistan has always been a patriarchal society. Some Afghan women still need a male relative's permission to pursue an education, to work, or to tr...

This is for My Girls

Lynsi Freitag | Posted 04.19.2016 | Education
Lynsi Freitag

This week, I'm thrilled to take part in the seventh annual ASU GSV Summit, an event that supports and advances the entrepreneurial ecosystem in educat...

Gender Equality and Equity in Health Will Anchor Drive Towards Sustainable National Development

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.14.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

That advocacy drive by the Government of Kenya and UNFPA has culminated in an innovative project that is now being implemented in six of the forty seven counties with the highest maternal and child deaths.

#BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later: A Nigerian Teacher Speaks

Randal Mason | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

#BringBackOurGirls captured the world's attention two years ago. And then time passed. And the world's attention wavered. But in Nigeria, educators like Habiba Mohammed refuse to give up the fight for girls' education.