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Why The Most Important Man In A Girl's Life Is Her Father

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Every day around the world, we as fathers make decisions about the future of our daughters -- whether they stay in school, marry too early (or against their will), whether we treat their mothers with respect, or whether we support our daughters to pursue their dreams and see themselves as competent and powerful.

Picturing A Future Where Beauty Is Defined By Doing Good

Nigel Barker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Nigel Barker

You ask any father, anywhere, from any religion, any culture, and they'll speak as if they love their daughters more than anything -- girls hold a special place in their fathers' hearts. Yet in all cultures, that changes when it comes to positions of power, and family, and role in society.

People Lovin' People

PS22 Chorus | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
PS22 Chorus

What kind of world do you want for 2030? The famed Staten Island PS22 Chorus answers in word and song.

By 2030, Every Girl Should Have The Right To Become A Mother When She's Ready

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

The world must take action where governments and communities have failed our girls. They deserve to live and not to die in childbirth. They deserve to thrive and live healthy lives. Above all, we must protect these girls so that they live a life free of violence, abuse and stigma and can raise healthy children.

I Refuse To Let My Mom's Sacrifices For Me Go Wasted

Tanya Devani | Posted 08.25.2014 | Teen
Tanya Devani

Instead of a porcelain piggy bank most American kids have, my mom and her friends made small pots out of clay to store the coins they saved. While her friends would buy candy for themselves with their money, my mom would save up her own coins to buy a novel from a small bookstore.

Where Girls Don't Count

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

What if you didn't know when your birthday was? What if your government didn't know you existed? What if you weren't counted at all? Counting means a lot of things but mostly "I count" means "I matter."

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Riya Singh, Bay Area Girl Leader

Let Girls Lead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Riya Singh is a girl leader based in San Francisco who is committed to supporting girls' leadership around the world. Riya has worked as a teen advisor for GirlUp, where she raises funds and support for girls in developing countries.

The Athena Doctrine: The Rise of Feminine Values in Leadership

John Gerzema | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
John Gerzema

For the poor, basic services remain the key to survival; and in Lima's busy streets, no one has done more to help them than the women's police unit founded by activist Silvia Loli.

From Celebration to Action for Women and Girls

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Melinda Gates

On this International Women's Day, I am optimistic about the future for women and girls. One reason is that no matter where I go, I see them demanding information and opportunities that are key to improving the lives of their families.

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

Freida Pinto | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Freida Pinto

Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.

5 Ways To Empower Women And Girls This International Women's Day

Posted 03.08.2012 | Impact

International Women's Day is not only a celebration of gals all over the world -- it's also a call to action. First celebrated in 1911, Internatio...

Clinton Global Initiative 2010 Annual Meeting: Empowering Girls and Women

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

If at 12, a girl has an opportunity to go to school, access to a doctor, doesn't get married at 14, and stays in school, at 18 she can use her education to earn a living. Now she is calling the shots.