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On This International Women's Day, Let's Recognize The Value of Investing In Women And Girls

Rainn Wilson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Rainn Wilson

For more than 100 years, people around the globe have been acknowledging this day -- March 8 -- as International Women's Day. Many world leaders are now recognizing what we at the Mona Foundation have known for over 15 years: Strategically investing in women and girls transforms communities and can heal the world.

Talking to My 10-Year-Old About the Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls: #BringBackOurGirls

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I had avoided the conversation, but I knew that I needed to say something. I wanted our fifth grader to know about the 270+ schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria, as it was so prominent in my thoughts for over a week, but I also didn't want to plant the fear of going to school into her head.

A Visit To Haiti: Could Education Be The Answer?

Payam Zamani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Payam Zamani

On a recent trip to Haiti, I had the chance to observe how integral education is to the transformation of this ungoverned and shamelessly neglected country.