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Finding Tomorrow's Leaders: Youth Hold the Vision for our Future

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When we launched the Youth Development Hub in partnership with the Fox Family, we started from the premise that youth hold the vision for our collecti...

7 Wondrous Women: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

High-achieving women attract far more public criticism than their high-achieving male counterparts. Women are victims of sexual assault 91% of the tim...

How Women Are Changing The Refugee Crisis Response

Mariya Parodi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Technology
Mariya Parodi

Half of all refugees in the world are youth. As countries host millions of refugees and aid reaches the most vulnerable, programs that invest in youth...

8 Reasons to Rethink Teens & Sexting

Megan Maas | Posted 09.22.2016 | Women
Megan Maas

There is nothing necessarily new about sexting. Remember when you could just snap a Polaroid and hand it over? The chances of lots of people seeing the photo were low. Now, within seconds, thousands of people can see your sext (i.e. nude photo) depending on which app or website it gets uploaded to.

Girls Gather To Govern In Washington, D.C.

Amie Williams | Posted 09.16.2016 | Women
Amie Williams

As I write this, my colleagues and I at GLOBALGIRLMEDIA have just wrapped an invigorating, six-month multimedia civic engagement project which involve...

Lena Dunham Shares Inspiring Bikini Selfie Revealing Endometriosis Scars

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment

Lena Dunham shared some inspiring bikini selfies on her Instagram Wednesday, sure to help anyone that’s felt self-conscious about a scar or two. Th...

We must protect federal funding for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

Last month, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill for FY17, ...

InVESTing in Our Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For close to a year, refugees from the Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East have been fleeing by the masses to pursue hope and better l...

Take Us With Our Big Hair, Afros‚ Bantu Knots‚ Dreadlocks And Braids

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

The things is, you'd actually be surprised - that when you finally speak to us and not at us - instead of wanting to take us, you'd undoubtedly stand with us.

Girls Should Raise Their Hands Instead Of Lowering Their Standards

Illana Raia | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Illana Raia

Girls, as you head back to class and navigate those tricky middle school halls, keep these words in mind. Chant them like a mantra. Make them your screensaver. Whatever works. We do not ever lower our standards. We raise our hands.

Feeding the Future: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Throughout our unique paths of life, it is safe to say that we are all working towards something... It could be ending world hunger or working to make...

Twenty Years and Thousands of Lives

Ann Tisch | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Ann Tisch

This week as school starts around the country, I'm reminded that twenty years ago, 56 seventh-grade girls from East Harlem unknowingly touched off an ...

Best Coach for Young Women

Ira Israel | Posted 09.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ~ Anne Fran...

IN CALIFORNIA, THE YOUTH HAVE THE HEART AND VISION: ALL THEY NEED IS OUR SUPPORT

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Announcing A New Grantmaking Program for California's Youth, by California's Youth. "Youth are organizing, youth are resisting racism, youth are weav...

USA Field Hockey Aims To Score By Growing The Game

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.30.2016 | Sports
Louis Bolling

If USA Field Hockey wants to be inclusive and truly grow the game, there are "millions" of youth ready to be introduced.

The Future Is Bright: Youth Are Re-Imagining Our Planet

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For the past 4 months across 5 countries, our team has held community meetings, worked the phones, had countless conversations, and traveled miles to find and support young environmental heroes. And the news is good!

Olympics Out Of Reach For Half-Million Girls Sitting On Sidelines

Kim Turner | Posted 08.25.2016 | Sports
Kim Turner

As the school year begins, and in celebration of this Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, we can work here at home to reduce the pervasive sexism and inequity that females face.

Seven Ways to Orchestrate Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.17.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Amidst the sounds of bombs dropping in the Middle East one can hear sounds of guitar strings. A band of youth occupy the streets where united together...

20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Courtney Lambert | Posted 08.16.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton.

Invest In Women As Peace And Security Changemakers

Peace and Security Funders Group | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
Peace and Security Funders Group

Two years ago this month, Michael Brown's death sparked outrage across the United States, as we were forced to acknowledge unresolved racial tensions ...

How An 11-Year-Old CEO Is Using Tech To Help Save Honeybees

Mary Snapp | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Mary Snapp

Tabitha Babbitt. Ada Lovelace. Yvonne Brill. Mary Anderson. Bertha Benz. Do you know what these women have in common? Would you be surprised to l...

Finding the Hidden Gems: A Perspective on Making Micro Grants in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.07.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

As a funding organization working in over ninety countries, we have seen firsthand that the most powerful change comes from the knowledge and experien...

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Canines for Kindness: This Week In Daily Giving Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine the spotlight on seven of our recent seed grant recipi...

Photo Essay: A Day In The Life Of Thaiza Vitória da Silva, Rio de Janeiro

UN Women | Posted 07.29.2016 | Women
UN Women

It is 5 a.m. when the alarm clock rings at Thaiza Vitória da Silva's home in Anchieta, a neighbourhood in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The sun hasn't risen, but the 15-year-old handball player is already up and getting dressed. She walks to the bus station with her father Marcos and her little sister Thais Maria.

Olympic Runner Who Once Couldn’t Afford Shoes Donates Kicks To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Good News

Brenda Martinez’s drive runs deep. When the 28-year-old Olympian was a young girl training in track and field, she was unable to afford running sho...