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Combating Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Lindsay Stark | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Lindsay Stark

The plight of displaced people--a global phenomenon fueled by conflict, natural disaster, and economic adversity--exacerbates certain types of violence against women and girls.

Lena Dunham Poses Topless For Latest Issue Of Harper's Bazaar

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham has shed her clothes yet again, this time for the sake of fashion. The actress appears on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's November issue, ...

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

Debate Gut Check: Which Presidential Wanna Be will Stand Up for Girls?

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The things girls most need in order to thrive in this or any country are not complicated or prohibitively costly. Our leaders should take time out from their litanies of poll-tested platitudes to listen hard to the voices of our own girls, who will be honored to show them the way.

How Parents Can Win the Battle of 'Social Media VS. Third Grade Girls'

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Lauren Galley

Youth are not the only ones struggling with the pressures and lack of education when it comes to social media use, so I've put together some tips that will help guide both parents and their girls enjoy a positive digital experience.

Renée Joslyn of CGI on the International Day of the Girl

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

One of the greatest blessings of my new role with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been getting to know, working with, and learning from Renée Joslyn, the Director of Girls and Women Integration at CGI.

Michelle Obama Reminds Girls Not To Take Their Education For Granted

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

In honor of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl on Sunday, first lady Michelle Obama discussed her passion for promoting girls' educatio...

Girl Children Everywhere Deserve the World

Cindy Jones-Nyland | Posted 10.12.2015 | 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 10.12.2015 | 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 11.02.2015 | 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 harn...

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 never, but that...

Gender Liberation: Leaving Men Behind

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.