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The Gender Double Standard: What Message Are We Sending Our Boys?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Why is it OK for girls to be "tomboys" while boys are often ridiculed?

10 Truths About Hosting Your Daughter's First Slumber Party

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

If your daughter is old enough for a slumber party, you are experienced enough to know the emotional build-up to any birthday is a tragic, unavoidable reality (Hello, remember your 40th?) and especially brutal when a party warrants you to kick the men out of the house.

Talking Leadership With the Head of the Girl Scouts

Tom Fox | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Anna Maria Chávez is the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA and a lifetime member of the organization.

Self-Imaging: Are You Opting Out of the Bigger Picture?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.01.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

When you're growing up, you're at the mercy of other people's clicks and captures. As an adult, the deliberate effort to shift focus back to yourself becomes weightier somehow, becomes a real act in the political sense and subsequently more difficult to enter into lightly for many of us.

"Just Yell Fire" Creator Wins Award For Teaching Girls About Self-Defense

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Photo Credit: Just Yell fire Dallas Jessup, 20, is founder and CEO of Just Yell Fire -- a nonprofit working to empower girls to de...

An Army Of Health

ONE | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact

The health needs in Ethiopia are great, so the program is ambitious. With assistance from USAID, Ethiopia created an army of Health Extension Workers. These workers are assigned to every village and community in the country.

Lululemon for Girls?! Yes, it's True! Meet Ivivva

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Julie Gerstenblatt

First, let me just say, on behalf of all the Lululemon-loving women out there with young daughters... OMG!

3 Success Tips From 'Precious' Star Gabourey Sidibe

Lauren Berninger | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Lauren Berninger

It took Gabourey Sidibe 21 years to decide to be confident.

On the 6.8 Million

ONE | Posted 12.23.2012 | Impact

Six-point-eight million Ethiopian children under the age of five are physically and mentally stunted as a result of malnutrition. That's roughly equivalent to 82 percent of the population of New York City. It is almost twice the population of Los Angeles.

Sexy Baby Connects the Dots Between Pornography and Mainstream Society

Tribeca | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts

Is the porn world truly seeping into mainstream life, and are everyday people idolizing adult film stars? Sexy Baby is a documentary that examines how our hyper-sexualized society is affecting girls and women of all ages.

Let My Daughter Roughhouse

Lyz Lenz | Posted 12.19.2012 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I can't stop people from telling their children that girls don't run, yell, punch or get rowdy. But I wish I could.

5 Ways to Support Non-Profit Organizations

Women & Co | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Women & Co

If you're anything like me, you probably struggle to make enough "me time." With most hours of the day devoted to job, family, and commuting, most of us struggle to find energy to devote to ourselves, let alone philanthropic causes.

Make Every Day the Day of the Girl

Megan Rosker | Posted 12.17.2012 | Impact
Megan Rosker

Perhaps this will inspire each us to think of our girls for the next 364 days, bringing awareness and support to the other half of our world population.

ONE Moms in Ethiopia: First Health, Then Happiness

ONE | Posted 12.16.2012 | Impact

Before you can be happy, you have to be healthy. It sounds like a platitude you'd read in Chicken Soup for the Afflicted Soul, but I'm seeing it in the most literal way here in Ethiopia.

Dispatches From Ethiopia

ONE | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact

Yesterday I learned about fistula. At it's most basic, it means a hole. But, what it really means to the women who experiences it is a stillborn child, loss of a husband and marriage, loss of dignity, and total ostracization from her community.

Lena Dunham Announces Official 'Girls' Premiere Date

Posted 10.15.2012 | TV

"Girls" Season 2 has a premiere date. The network previously announced that "Girls" would be returning in January, but creator and star Lena Dunha...

Exclusive: Interview With Oprah About Her School for Girls

Marianne Schnall | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Marianne Schnall

2012-10-12-ScreenShot20121012at9.58.00AM.pngOne of the achievements that is clearly closest to Oprah Winfrey's heart is founding the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.

The Business of Hope

Susan Davis | Posted 12.12.2012 | Impact
Susan Davis

As it turns out, hope can be a powerful force for anyone, anywhere -- the law school student in America, the woman in Bangladesh struggling with extreme poverty, and the girl in Pakistan who just wants to go to school.

Letting Girls Be Girls

Sarah Costa | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Sarah Costa

International Day of the Girl is a day to recognize the rights of girls and to reflect on the unique hardships many of them face. It's also a day to honor their resilience and their capacity -- if given the right opportunities -- to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Catapulting Change for Girls and Women

Melinda Gates | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Lately, I have been reflecting on the ingenuity and commitment I witness in the women and girls I meet during my learning trips to the developing world. That's because today, October 11, 2012, marks the first-ever United Nations International Day of the Girl. And it's about time.

Women On TV Step Off The Scale

New York Times | Posted 10.11.2012 | Women

ON her new show, “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Kaling plays a single doctor who is irked but not undone by a male colleague telling her she should lo...

On International Day of the Girl, We Honor Malala Yousafzai

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Because Malala, you were viciously targeted and shot down days before we celebrate the first "International Day of the Girl, " I write these words to honor you -- and all the girls like you, who despite the wolves of hatred, inequality, and violence, insist on your human rights.

A Promise to Girls

Desmond Tutu | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

Today is the first-ever International Day of the Girl. This is a day to celebrate the fact that it is girls who will change the world; that the empowerment of girls holds the key to development and security for families, communities and societies worldwide.

Girls Out of School and Into Wedlock

Sarah Brown | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Sarah Brown

Pregnancy and childbirth is still the leading cause of death for teenage girls in the poorest corners of the word, and despite all the progress in reducing maternal mortality by 47 percent we have yet to save these young, vulnerable lives. One of the biggest issues to resolve is child marriage.

Are Female Leaders Better for the World's Women?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Solving the problems for women and girls around the world isn't just about more women coming into power. It's about more women (and men) coming into power who value the feminine