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#Bring Back Our Girls -- A Year Later

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

April 15th marks one year ago that Boko Haram brutally abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria, as they studied for their spring exams. Our girls who have not been brought back, who are now simply disappeared, cannot be lost to us.

#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...

Peer, an Alternative Look at the Boko Haram Kidnapping

Madeline Cottingham | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Madeline Cottingham

On April 14, 2014, nearly a year ago, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, between the ages of 16 and 18, in the town of Chibok. The Nigerian government has so far proven powerless in their pursuit of the militant organization that now controls most of northeastern Nigeria. Although the twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls was quickly picked up by commercial media and popularized by Michelle Obama, it gathered less than 9,000 followers and did little to galvanize the world.

'Strong Is The New Pretty' For These Young Girls, And It's A Wonderful Thing

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents

Messy. Loud. Athletic. Joyous. Fearless. Those are just some of the words photographer Kate Parker uses to describe her two daughters, Alice, 6, a...

The Girl Stays In The Dress

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

"Hippy," she said. "This one's got some hips on her." She continued to pull and sigh and make small laboring noises as she worked. I sought out my mother's eyes, but she didn't seem to notice where Eugenia's remark had landed.

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...

Raising My Beti

Tina Karkera | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Tina Karkera

Anyone lucky enough to share his life with you should accept you as you are, knowing that his life will only improve with you in it. You will contribute to his happiness just as he will to yours. I am passing no burden on to him and he is doing me no favors by marrying you.

Locking Up Traumatized Girls Is No Way to Help Them

Francine Sherman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact
Francine Sherman

Every day our juvenile justice system locks up girls who are victims of sexual violence, and physical and emotional abuse. In fact, we often incarcerate victimized girls in a misguided effort to provide them with services and to "protect" them.

Teaching my Daughter That Her Voice Matters

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

Every time I hear her loudly demanding to watch Frozen again or asking for the RED cat shirt, not the white one, I think to myself: Yes, speak up! I silently hope she will always take up space and use her strong voice.

Dog or Lena Dunham?

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Which of the following describes Lena Dunham, which describes my West Highland White Terrier? 1) Over-praised and over-paid. 2) Has a frisky gait....

Amid Sweet Briar Battle, Women's Colleges Remain Important and Relevant

Helen Drinan | Posted 03.27.2015 | College
Helen Drinan

When I first heard the news that Sweet Briar College would close, I thought it was a mistake. How could this be true? Shuttering this respected, 114-year-old women's liberal arts institution seemed implausible.

'Girls' Just Got A Michael Bay Remake And Now Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy

Not even the Transformers could save Michael Bay's latest project. This new spoof of "Girls" imagines what it would be like if Bay directed the HBO...

The Importance of Mentoring Young Women Early

Alex Lyman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Women
Alex Lyman

As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.

Little Girl Adorably Scolds Her Aunt For Saying A ‘Bad Word'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

This little girl's aunt is in the doghouse for saying "poop." Two-year-old Josie was pretty angry when her aunt Mimi said the "bad word," and she ...

The Ending Of 'Girls' Was Spoiled Months Ago

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment

The fourth season of "Girls" ended on Sunday night with a harrowing birth sequence (Gaby Hoffmann's very pregnant Caroline spent most of the episode n...

Why Age Really Should Be Just a Number

Trana Pittam | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Trana Pittam

How can we tell our daughters (and granddaughters) to be proud of exactly who they are if we ourselves are afraid to admit to something as rudimentary as our date of birth?

Nails, Nails, Nails (Gel, Shellac, Silk Wraps)

Christine Martitz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Style
Christine Martitz

After having had each one of them done -- some even at a variety of different salons, I started to investigate more deeply into the differences between them and which would be best for me.

I Told My 2-Year-Old Her Butt Was Big

Lauren Cormier | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Lauren Cormier

Maybe we should start looking at our bodies as amazing creations instead of things in need of constant tweaking to meet a made-up ideal.

Life Lessons From a Modern Day Cinderella

Lauren Galley | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Like most little girls, I was captivated by Cinderella and remember wearing my own version of Disney's magical blue dress, sparkly crown and of course, those beautiful glass slippers.

It's Time to Change the Narrative on Sexual Assault in Our High Schools

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Finally, college sexual assault is being taken seriously. Even Obama has made it a top priority for his administration, releasing guidelines on how these cases are to be treated by colleges. But, here's the problem: It's not just about college. It's also about the pervasive sexual victimization of girls in high school.

Why I Love The Realistic Fashion On 'Girls'

WhoWhatWear | Jessica Schiffer | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style

The clothes they wear aren't so loud that they take away from what's actually playing out in each episode -- they're not another character in their ow...

Beyond Math and Bridges: Women and Engineering Creativity

Be An Engineer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Be An Engineer

Math and science are important parts of engineering, but so is creativity. We're coming up with new ideas, new projects and new technologies to change our business. It's invigorating and personally rewarding on levels I never could have imagined as a college freshman.

From Lipstick to a Movement

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 05.11.2015 | Style
Victoria Oldridge

A couple of years ago, then three years of age, my son evaluated me while I was in the midst of my morning routine and what followed was a question that surprisingly felt like a loaded one: "Mom, why are you putting on makeup?"

You Go Girl

Rumni Saha | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Rumni Saha

In honor of International Women's Day, let's celebrate womanhood. Let's live, love and laugh like there is no tomorrow!