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Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Kolleen Bouchane

We are now only days away from the World Humanitarian Summit and the launch of the new Education Cannot Wait fund to provide education to children liv...

Let Her LEAD

Lilian O. Ajayi | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Lilian O. Ajayi

We, as women, must embrace the opportunity and this turning point, where countries, the United Nations, and civil societies understands the value of getting women involved.

#BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later: A Nigerian Teacher Speaks

Randal Mason | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

#BringBackOurGirls captured the world's attention two years ago. And then time passed. And the world's attention wavered. But in Nigeria, educators like Habiba Mohammed refuse to give up the fight for girls' education.

Michelle Obama Reveals How She Shook Off Sexist Haters

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama spoke about her own experiences with sexism during a speech on the power of education and her "Let Girls Learn" initiative i...

Michelle Obama Writes Passionate Essay On The Sacrifices Girls Make To Get An Education

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.16.2016 | Women

As a follow up to her #62MillionGirls social media campaign, the First Lady is encouraging people to take the Change.Org 62 Million Girls pledge to he...

Gender Disparity: 5 Women Changing the Trajectory

Abesi Manyando | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Abesi Manyando

We have to do better in not just talking and writing about these issues but taking action, even small ways. Here are five women who are making a difference in the lives of many girls all over the world.

Michelle Obama Just Suggested A New Emoji To Empower Girls

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women

First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday reached out to the feminine hygiene brand Always to suggest a new emoji aimed at empowering girls -- just in time...

Let Girls Learn Says First Lady Michelle Obama

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Anna Wilding

The First Lady, Michelle Obama, a week after joining forces with First Lady Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan on Mrs. Obama's,"Let Girls Learn,"initiative, has now announced an upcoming trip to Qatar and Jordan, to show American support for Syria, and for Qatar and Jordan's large intake of Syrian refugees.

Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Women

Some lucky students had the opportunity to listen to Michelle Obama talk about education last week, and she certainly didn't disappoint. At Glamour’...

Girl Scouts and Peace Corps Volunteers Uniting to Make the World A Better Place

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

At Girl Scouts, we believe every girl deserves the opportunity to unleash her leadership potential for the world. It's time to recognize girls' access to education worldwide as one of the great civil rights issues of our time, and work to make gender parity in the classroom a reality on a global scale.

I Am Girl Rising

Shinjini Das | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

Our world is incredibly global and if one girl in India is set on an upward trajectory of education, employment, as well as financial and personal fulfillment, she can transform the trajectories of those after her.

A Challenge to the World: Let Girls Learn

Tina Tchen | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Tina Tchen

Today we join our colleagues around the world at the Oslo Summit on Education for Development because the President and First Lady see the issue of more than 62 million girls around the world out of school as a global crisis--one in which we must work together to solve in unprecedented ways.

Michelle Obama's Message To A Group Of Young Muslim Girls

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

First lady Michelle Obama is promoting a new campaign called Let Girls Learn, with the goal of making sure young women around the world have the chanc...

Janie Velencia

Michelle Obama Promotes Education Initiative For Young Girls Around The World | Janie Velencia | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

Hundreds of students greeted first lady Michelle Obama with applause, cheers and singing when she stopped by the Mulberry School for Girls in East Lon...

Michelle Obama Hung Out With Prince Harry In London

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama hung out with Prince Harry during a visit to London to promote her "Let Girls Learn" initiative. Obama and her daught...

When Girls Lead The Charge

Françoise Girard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Françoise Girard

To be sure, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Yet as I work side by side with young feminist activists from all over the world, I am inspired, energized, and yes even optimistic about the future for which this new generation of young women is fighting so hard.

Being a School Girl Should Not Be Dangerous Business

Catherine Russell | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Catherine Russell

In far too many places, being a school girl is dangerous business. Girls face the threat of violence on the bus ride to school, the afternoon walk home, or even during a bathroom break. The barriers that prevent girls from going to school vary. But what's clear in any community is that education can change everything for a student.

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

XPRIZE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact

Technology is not the only solution, but it must be part of the solution. If technology can do what we believe it can with learning, it will allow children in conflict zones and refugee camps to safely begin or continue their education.

Boys Missed During Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn Visit to Cambodia

Sothy Eng | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

There was a piece of the puzzle that was distinctly missing from the conversation at Bakong High School, namely, the role of boys in supporting girls in their fight for equality.

How The 'Let Girls Learn' Campaign Can Impact Education Internationally

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.19.2015 | Impact

First Lady Michelle Obama is working to improve education not just in the United States, but on a global level. Obama announced this week that she wil...

Rethinking Why to Prioritize Girls' Education

Kathryn Moeller | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Kathryn Moeller

While the individuals and institutions promoting this idea genuinely care about girls, it has unintended consequences. Girls' education should be promoted because girls matter in and of themselves, rather than because of their potential value as instruments of development change.

A Simple Step Toward Gender Equality

William Lambers | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The dream of every child receiving school feeding is a step everyone can get involved with and support. This one action can improve the lives of girls everywhere by giving them a foundation for success: nutrition and education.

Safety for Women and Girls: Protection Strategies for a Healthful World

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Safety is not linear; to ensure that a clinic can cope with a medical emergency such as the Ebola crisis and continue to handle routine care requires substantial strengthening of an entire health system.

New Obama Plan Aims To Get Tens Of Millions Of Girls In School Worldwide

Associated Press | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions ...

Why Letting Girls Learn Matters

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 05.03.2015 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

We loved our students. They worked hard; they were motivated; they found such joy in learning. But the odds were stacked against them.