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Transforming Cycles Of Violence Into Cycles Of Prosperity

Molly Melching | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Real, cycle-ending change can look like not just making a one-time intervention, but transforming the current system into a new vision. When this happens, I believe communities are not simply ending cycles of violence; rather, they are transforming them into cycles of education, peace and prosperity.

The Change-makers for Girls Worldwide

Lauren Supina | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Lauren Supina

We mark International Day of the Girl each October, but there are organizations working to empower girls around the world year round.

#GIRLHERO: It's Time to Recognize Girl Power

Kathy Calvin | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

It's time that the world supports girls. It's the smart thing to do for our societies -- and fundamentally, it's the just thing to do for girls and for all of us. Human rights belong to everyone -- girls and boys, women and men.

How to Raise a Woman Scientist

Meg Lowman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Science
Meg Lowman

Although things have changed considerably for women in the world of science since the brave and bold Marie Curie began paving the way, there are still far too few women pursuing science careers, including my own field of forest canopy biology. Simply put, we're missing out on a tremendous number of great minds.

14 Awesome Gadgets For Every Type Of TV Fan

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.05.2014 | Entertainment

We're the first to admit that no two TV fans are alike. While some prefer an easy-going "Big Bang" binge, others are all about sitting on the edge of ...

Target's Response To My Calling Out Their Girls' Clothing Problem

Stephanie Giese | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

I went back to Target today with my daughter after my discussion with them. I wanted to take pictures to document the current state of the clothes in their children's and juniors' departments so that I can look back in a few months and see how much of a difference our voices have made. Hopefully we will see a lot of change very soon. This is what I found today.

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

U.N. Week -- Style Over Substance

Denise Dunning | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Our system is broken. We are failing to build a post-2015 development agenda that integrates the voices, values and priorities of the majority of the world's population. Far too few of our resources are being invested in deserving grassroots leaders and civic organizations.

Palestinian Trying to Rebuild Progressive Women Radio

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.30.2014 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

When I met Islam Barbar in a Gaza restaurant in 2012 while on a human rights mission, I was impressed with her cheerful demeanor but taken aback by the hopelessness that she felt.

Lena Dunham Says She'll Pay Acts On Book Tour

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

This is what happens when you call out Lena Dunham. The "Girls" star, who is kicking off a huge book tour in support of "Not That Kind of Girl," was c...

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

My Daughter Loves Princesses. And That's OK With Me

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

We spent a lot of time pretending that the princesses didn't exist. But school is the wild west and kids talk. Within weeks of her first day, she was talking about Cinderella and Rapunzel and it was clear that she'd become smitten with fairy tales. We couldn't pretend any longer.

Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

Good Neighbors Around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

A Target Intervention On Behalf Of My Daughters

Stephanie Giese | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

We are your target (pun intended) audience, and I'm here today to tell you that what I'm about to say is important to all of us. You are making our daughters' clothes wrong.

Why I Want to Empower Girls

Robin McGraw | Posted 03.04.2015 | Dr. Phil
Robin McGraw

It's so important for girls and teens to develop the courage and self-esteem to know that they can accomplish anything they want in life, and I hope that through my continued work with Girl Scouts of the USA, we can help enable girls across the country to reach their full potential.

The World Has Problems? Ask Your Kids to Solve Them!

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

What happens when 2,000 kids from around the world show up in Ames, Iowa to solve world problems? They get solved, and by some of the brightest kid's who are between 10 - 18 years old!

Lena Dunham Really Wants Adam Driver To Watch 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

We're not sure what's a bigger deal: that Adam Driver has never watched "Girls" (except the pilot) or that Lena Dunham has never seen a "Star Wars" mo...

Zachary Quinto Talks 'Girls,' Why He Loves Lena Dunham

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.16.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Zachary Quinto will be featured on "Girls" next season, but his plotline remains an incredibly well-guarded secret. "I promised Lena I wouldn't spi...

Effective Ways to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

Honor killings might not be preventable among the current generation of adult men, but certainly we can bring the new generation of young boys closer to understanding themselves and the other half of the universe made up of women and girls.

Kolkata-Born Photographer Uses Football To Empower Girls In India

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts

"I believe that girls' empowerment is of vital global importance," Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, one of the famed photographers/filmmakers behind Markus and ...

To My Last Baby On Her Last Year of Preschool

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Your teacher was going through the developmental checklist with me, and when she got to the part about whether or not you could speak in two-word sentences, she laughed and said, "Cleo speaks in paragraphs, always with a huge smile."

Food, Bikes and Elephants: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

What is it like to make a financial investment in a social change leader, every single day of the year? Since January 1, 2013, through the Pollinatio...

The Princess's New Clothes

Mical Darley | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Mical Darley

I want to be wary of making her embarrassed or ashamed of what she likes, especially if it seems girly. Because misogyny gets internalized. Because fantasy is the one game in which we all have autonomy. Because that unembarrassed power is a thing I want to preserve for my daughter.