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Girls Education

But What's the Cost of Not Addressing Poverty?

Catalina Escobar | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Catalina Escobar

I realized after the first six to seven years of trial and error that we cannot change the broader cultural and economic problems such as social disparity, limited access to services and entrenched cultural norms that these girls face.

Boko Halal –- Education Is Good

Ann Cotton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Ann Cotton

To sit with these girls and young women is to be convinced that a better world is indeed possible -- if they get the education they quite literally crave.

Why I Want To Thank Malala's Father

Annie Gersh | Posted 08.18.2014 | Teen
Annie Gersh

Ziauddin Yousafzai is an intelligent, light-hearted and brave man from Pakistan. He had the power to raise one of the most well-known, and insightful heroes because he understood something simple that many around the world find hard to grasp.

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

The struggle that girls face in securing an education is not a girl or woman problem -- it is a father's and brother's issue too. Therefore, as we celebrate Father's Day in the U.S. on June 15, I call on my fellow fathers to join me to commit to ensuring that our daughters have access to a quality and safe education.

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

Barbara Bylenga | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bylenga

Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.

Ending the Global Epidemic of Abducting, Trafficking and Enslaving Girls

Sindy Solomon-Fedida | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Sindy Solomon-Fedida

When I hear that girls are stolen from their school, I lose sleep. When I read about children being ripped from their families and trafficked for sex, I am haunted. But my true pain comes from knowing the countless people who remain bystanders.

How Girls Think About Themselves Is Shifting, but There's More to Be Done

Ann Shoket | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Ann Shoket

In fact, it is not enough for young American women to embrace their own GIRL POWER; they feel that girls everywhere deserve the right to make healthy decisions about their bodies and minds.

Girls of Hope

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

More than 120 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 -- the majority of whom are young women -- lack basic reading and writing skills.

Pakistan: The "Last Chance" for Girls' Education

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Pakistani government, repeatedly accused of supporting the anti-education extremist groups, should understand that an educated young population asks hard but intelligent questions whereas an uneducated population will create unimaginable chaos and unrest.

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

For all of the Nigerian girls, and for all of the women and girls around the world who have experienced violence simply because they dared to dream, let's get to work.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

What Have You Achieved #BecauseOfSchool?

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The more people share their stories, the more we can push global leaders towards taking action and making substantial financial pledges for education on June 26, 2014.

Pakistan's Boko Haram

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In grand protests joined by thousands of people to fight back against religious extremists, the people of Balochistan have given their judgment: there is no room for Boko Haram in Balochistan. The Pakistani government should now hear the people's verdict and fulfil its responsibilities.

Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will leave as soon as there is some turbulence."

Women Deliver: Stand by Our Girls

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Going to school shouldn't have to be an act of bravery. Girls -- and boys -- should be able to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation or threats to their safety. As Pakistani advocate

Aziz Rafiee: 'We Have Not Yet Diagnosed the Pathology of the Problems That Infect Afghanistan'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The most important factor is the conservatism that prevails with respect to social issues. Lack of education and economic poverty are other factors. Women are consistently used as a means of labor in families."

There's Work to be Done

Amy Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Amy Cooper

As the world watches in horror and keeps their fingers crossed for the safe return of the 300-plus girls captured in Nigeria, there has been much conf...

Mattress Ad Uses Gory Cartoon Of Malala Being Shot

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

An Indian mattress company is using a cartoon of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai being shot in the head in a gory new advertisement. Two years ...

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar: 'Poverty and Unemployment Have Paralyzed the Lives of Most Afghans'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to it."

5 Lessons from Chibok

Julie Flynn Badal | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Julie Flynn Badal

Our stories are probably less dramatic, but no less significant. And as we recover the dreams of our own lost childhoods, we can commit ourselves to expanding the rights and restoring the dignity of every child on this planet.

Massoud Hassanzada: 'The Biggest Challenge Facing Afghanistan Is Absence of True Progressive Forces to Combat Ignorance, Corruption and Fanaticism'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Poverty, violence, ignorance, plunder, and deception are the fruits of the class society, based on profit-making at any cost."

Bring Back All Our Girls

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Maria Eitel

If we cannot unleash the talent and potential of the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty today, how will we end poverty tomorrow?

Talking to My 10-Year-Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls: #BringBackOurGirls

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I had avoided the conversation, but I knew that I needed to say something. I wanted our fifth grader to know about the 270+ schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, as it was so prominent in my thoughts for over a week, but I also didn't want to plant the fear of going to school into her head.

250 Million Reasons to Invest in Global Education

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are the promises the global community made to the poorest in the world. One of those promises was to the world's children. We said that by the end of 2015, every child would be able to go to primary school.

Lost Girls Are Everywhere

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.