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Girls Education

4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

Here's How We Can Help Educate and Empower Millions of Marginalized Girls Worldwide

Graca Machel | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Graca Machel

MAPUTO -- It is estimated that some countries lose more than $1 billion a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys. So we must act decisively.

They Shot the Wrong Girl Says Malala's Favorite Author, Khaled Hosseini

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 07.02.2015 | World
Alison van Diggelen

On Friday, she joined her favorite author, Khaled Hosseini (of Kite Runner fame) at San Jose State University in Silicon Valley, for a hard hitting conversation about Islam, violence and her dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Prayers For A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

What I learned from watching a group of just-out-of-school tweens on a hot summer night is that right here and right now, they have the exact right idea.

Experts: Conflicts Deprive 30 Million Kids Of Education

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact

* Norwegian PM seeks push to ensure education for all * Better security to counter threats such as Taliban, Boko Haram ...

Two-Wheeled Dreams Have Lasting Impact

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Anne Goddard

Among our priorities in helping provide a better future for children in developing countries, one area of focus rises to the top: the protection of children. It's an issue we are tackling on many fronts... and sometimes on two wheels.

In New Documentary, Malala Says She's 'Still An Ordinary Girl'

Fusion | Nikita Redkar | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

Malala Yousafzai has been dubbed “the most famous schoolgirl in the world,” but she still goes to school and takes exams like the rest of us. ...

Michelle Obama's Message To A Group Of Young Muslim Girls

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn, with the goal of making sure young women around the world have the chanc...

Janie Velencia

Michelle Obama Promotes Education Initiative For Young Girls Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Hundreds of students greeted first lady Michelle Obama with applause, cheers and singing when she stopped by the Mulberry School for Girls in East Lon...

Is an Earthquake an Opportunity for Transformation?

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

In the wake of a disaster, there is a desperate immediate need for food, shelter, medicine and other aid. But in the longer term, entire systems may need to be rebuilt.

11 Female Role Models on Shaping Your Life Story

Lauren Berninger | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Lauren Berninger

This past weekend, 40 aspiring teen leaders gathered for a weekend of inspiration to challenge the status quo, live confidently and change the world. It's a big undertaking, so we sought the advice, insight and stories of incredible female role models.

Teen Uses Homemade Prom Dress As Message Board For Girls' Rights

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.04.2015 | Impact

Instead of dropping hundreds of dollars on a dress to celebrate one evening, Erinne Paisley thought she'd help girls around the world access education...

These Girls Dream Big Despite Hunger, Discrimination And Conflict

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

KUAJOK, SOUTH SUDAN -- The girls at Pariang primary school in South Sudan range in age from 5 to 25 years old. The older pupils study alongside the yo...

Two-Thousand, Two-Hundred and Eighty Days. Period.

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

For approximately 6.25 years of every woman's life, equaling 2,280 days, she has her period. And this incurs significant financial costs. With 70 percent of women using tampons, for example, she will go through an average of 9,120 tampons in her lifetime, adding up to over $1,700.00.

'For Me This Resume Will Never Be A Reality': Impoverished Girls Remind Us Why Education Is Critical

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

Though India is rapidly developing economically, its girls are being left behind. But that could all change if three audacious girls with big dreams h...

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

'War Stopped Me'

Karen Sherman | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Karen Sherman

Burundi is the world's fourth-poorest county and is still recovering from a brutal civil war that ended just a decade ago. The current conflict suggests that women and girls are at heightened risk not only for increased gender-based violence but for losing their hard-won educational gains and, ultimately, a pathway to a better life. It is a risk that impacts all of society.

What Does It Take to Win the Battle Against Girls Dropping Out of School? One Cambodian Girl Will Make Us Think Twice

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

Preventing girls from dropping out is not a simple task. It requires concerted efforts from different stakeholders with appropriate resources to win the battle for girls' education. When resources are unavailable or removed from the school, then girls like Kong pay the price.

The Global Search for Education: An Education in Africa

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"When I visited a local village, what everyone told me -- the chiefs, the parents, the children -- was that girls weren't in school because it was th...

Foreverstan: Afghanistan's Ring Road Offers a Look at America's Continuing War

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
The GroundTruth Project

This stretch of 1,300 miles of embattled and poorly maintained highway has so far cost more than $3 billion in foreign aid to rebuild, along with many hundreds of lives in bombings, ambushes and preventable traffic fatalities.

#BringBackOurGirls Trends Online 1 Year After Abductions, Renews Push To Find Justice

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

It's been one year since Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, and the world refuses to forget about them. Topics like Chibok ...

Priscilla Frank

Heartbreaking Artwork Pays Tribute To Young Female Martyrs Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts

Photo by Doug Schwab "At first, it's deceptively simple," artist Patricia Cronin explained to The Huffington Post. "But then you start to thi...

Most Countries Are Failing Their Global Education Goals. Here's A Plan To Change That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact

This year marked the deadline for achieving a handful of ambitious global education goals, but most countries involved didn’t make the grade, a new ...

12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents

In October 2013, Jennifer Muhm's 4-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. But when the mom and daughter flipped throu...

Zambia's Eastern Province Schools Help Girls Stay In School Through WASH

Sergio Ramírez-Mena | Posted 06.06.2015 | Impact
Sergio Ramírez-Mena

In the case of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Mambwe primary school is evidence of the latest paradigm: Improving student achievement in schools and respective literacy tests depends on having a "safe environment" in the school, including water and sanitation.