The political will and financing to ensure that education is prioritized alongside other life-saving and rebuilding interventions is clearly and starkly missing.
Champions for Change (C4C) is pleased to continue our 'Meet the Champions' Series. This bi-monthly blog series highlights the work of 24 Nigerian leaders currently participating as C4C champions.
Among our priorities in helping provide a better future for children in developing countries, one area of focus rises to the top: the protection of children. It's an issue we are tackling on many fronts... and sometimes on two wheels.
The cost of living continues to rise at a significant pace in New York City and poverty is most severe among households with children. According to the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report, 42% of all New York households do not have enough income to meet their basic needs.
By promoting gender equality and human rights within our own families and communities, we, fathers of the world, can create the future we want, a future where individuals believe in themselves and in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. It is simple and powerful. Take time to be a father.
As fathers, it is our duty to explain even the most difficult issues to our children. This Father's Day, let's focus on HIV.
The Global Moms Relay is one of my favorite HuffPost traditions, a collaborative effort to tap into our collective gratitude and love, not only for our own mothers, but for all mothers around the world. This year's theme is "What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030?" And we're using the HuffPost platform to bring more and more voices into this conversation and harness the power of social media for good.
This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.
A bright, green global ambassador for life-saving hygiene habits from Sesame Street -- the world's largest informal educator of children. Unprecedented investments in water and sanitation from the World Bank Group -- the world's largest development financier. What do Sesame Street and the World Bank Group have in common? Far more than you think...
Girls are powerful. The passage of the Girls Count Act is an important reminder that when girls seek to empower one another, anything is possible!
I was so inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks about the importance of girls' education yesterday in London.
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.
Of all of the incredible work I get to do at Glamour -- the Women of the Year Awards, putting heroes like First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover -- this is the stuff that fires me up most. Why? Because this next generation of girls has really got something.
I met João in a favela in Rio de Janeiro where my organization, Promundo, works. He was 19 at the time and had a two-year-old daughter who lived with...
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.
Working with National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases (NTSAD), we have approved two research grants from the Katie & Allie Research Fund: 1. Late...
In our nation's capital, prenatal and maternal health care has become a widening divide between the more affluent mothers and our most economically vulnerable mothers.
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.
Today, as Africa simultaneously commemorates the Day of the African Child and the 25th anniversary of the Charter, we have a rare opportunity to reflect on both progress and challenges in responding to child marriages in Africa.
When Bessie Nkhwazi, the mothers2mothers (m2m) Malawi District Manager for Thyolo District, told me that Thekerani Health Center was "very far away," I did not think much of it -- but after almost two hours in the car on a precarious, mountain-top dirt road, I fully understood why Bessie emphasized "very far."