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Girl Children Everywhere Deserve the World

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Cindy Jones-Nyland

I'd like to celebrate girls as they reach for their greatest ambitions. But let's keep in mind the 62 million girls who aren't in school, and let's all do what we can do to become part of the solution. Change starts when each of us makes a commitment to creating better circumstances for our global community.

Cross-sector Collaboration to Empower Girls

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

The charge to educate girls is amplifying. Girls Inc. is proud to partner with The White House's Let Girls Learn initiative to help adolescent girls around the globe complete their education.

Women and Girls Lead Sustainable Development for All

Anna Shen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Women
Anna Shen

A remarkable consensus has emerged: Women's leadership and inclusion is essential for meeting not only UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 5 -- gender equality -- but the 16 other global goals as well.

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in New York is an amazing opportunity that the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) and I have been honoured to accept for the fourth year in a row.

10 Girl-Approved Halloween Costumes

Michelle Cove | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

This year, my 11-year-old, and at least half of her friends, are planning to dress as YouTube sensation Miranda Sings. I am SO on board with this costume.

It's Time We Starting Listening to Adolescent Girls

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

In Kenya, as in many places around the world, a girls' journey into adolescence is a challenging time. She faces significant pressures and expectations.

Football-Playing Girl Wears No. 13 Because, Well, You Can Guess

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.07.2015 | Sports

In a year in which football has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons, an 11-year-old girl in a Kentucky middle school is attempting to har...

School Flyer Offers Lesson in What Not to Say About Girl's Clothes

Gretchen Kelly | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents
Gretchen Kelly

Girls are bombarded. Daily. Hourly. Constantly. With the shoulds and the should nots. You should act this way. You should project this image. You should be careful not to project this image.

The Social Good Summit Taught Us Four Important Things About Reproductive Health & Rights

Joan Erakit | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Joan Erakit

Nations are built upon the grace, perseverance and strength that women bring to the table. Denying a young girl the opportunity to make her own empowered choices greatly diminishes the power of a country to develop successfully.

Girls Deserve More Than Barbies and Baby Dolls

Danielle Prager | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

A young boy may voice his desire to be a nurse, or a girl may share her aspirations of exploring outer space -- but what happens to these early goals as the years go by?

Stories From a Father of 2 Girls: Gender Stereotypes and Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point

Karthik Rajan | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Karthik Rajan

Which preconceived notion (graffiti) of our generation you want our children to be oblivious to? Interested in your thoughts in the comments section. If you like the read, share it with your network.

Lena Dunham Says The End Is Near For 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham told radio host Elvis Duran on Tuesday that she thinks her HBO show "Girls" will end after its sixth season.  “Never say ...

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Brett Gleason

Even with my chin length hair kids mock me for having 'girl hair' -- as if there's something inherently offensive about being a girl. So much has evolved with gender identity since I was a kid but I fear men and boys are being left behind in our liberation of behavior from gender.

Stop Calling Kids "Child Prostitutes"

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

The term "child prostitutes" is dangerous and harmful because it conveys that trafficked and exploited children have choice and agency, and that they are criminals. But, in truth, these kids have been denied choice and agency.

The Girl Scouts' Chief Girl Expert on Raising Daughters Who Lead

Fatherly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Parents

If you have a daughter, you're keenly aware of how far society has come with regards to equality between the genders; you're equally keenly aware of far there is to go. In terms of both progress made and progress yet to come, you can go ahead and thank the Girl Scouts.

What Came Into View on The View: Women Need to Shine the Lens on Something Greater

Susan Skog | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

The women of The View going mean-girl mockapalooza on Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson--and seemingly every nurse on the planet--was not a fine moment for women.

A Teacup in a Leotard

Annie Flavin | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Annie Flavin

She prayed aloud for a cousin of hers. She didn't pray for him to fight and she didn't pray for him to live, which is the typical stuff I hear people pray for when someone has cancer. She just prayed that he would be ok.

Malawi Chief Annuls 330 Child Marriages

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
UN Women

In June 2015, Senior Chief Inkosi Kachindamoto annulled 330 customary marriages - of which 175 were girl wives and 155 were boy fathers - in Dedza district, in the Central Region of Malawi. The objective was to encourage these youth to return to school, and continue a healthy childhood.

Andy Samberg With A Decent Summary Of 'Girls' Season 4

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment

"Girls" is a great show filled with wonderful, multi-dimensional characters. But come on, we all know what we'll remember most from Sea...

These 6 Things Could Be Killing Your Girl's Confidence

Danielle Fuligni McKay | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Danielle Fuligni McKay

Is it just me or has the whole girl power thing gotten way out of hand? And by out of hand, I mean overly complicated? From commercials to campaig...

How My Estranged Father's Death Healed Our Narrative

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 09.16.2015 | Women
Sara Bobkoff

Alzheimers is a disease that takes the story of your life and throws the pages of memory up in the air. Many blow away. But some land right in your hands.

State of the Girl: Challenges (and Solutions) Facing Today's Young Woman

Christie Garton | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact
Christie Garton

Young women are dedicated to doing everything they can to make their dreams come true, starting first by acquiring that critical knowledge. Unfortunately they are failing to launch because many of them simply need better access to opportunities.

It Takes a Village

Jessica Markowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Good News
Jessica Markowitz

I will never forget brushing my fingers across my great uncle Adam's arm, where his number was tattooed permanently, and feeling his pain as I looked in his eyes. "Never again," he told me.

For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

My 9-year-old daughter goes back to school this week as a brand new fourth grader. In preparation, we were mailed a list of school supplies to bring and found the usual suspects: markers, notebooks, binders, pencils...

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Reilly Wieland

Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the idea that I was going to be able to laugh at myself for getting a spray tan. I really wanted to believe that I was above it.