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My Hope for 2030: A World Without Child Marriage

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Impatient Optimists

The harmful effects of child marriage are not limited to the girls themselves. When a girl is married, she is deprived of the opportunities -- educational, social and economic -- that would allow her to help lift her family and her community out of poverty.

My Hope for 2030: Building a Vision for Women and Girls

Melinda Gates | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Today, global leaders are starting to think about what the next set of development goals should look like. To help illustrate our collective potential, I thought it would be interesting to share different hopes and visions for women and girls by 2030.

My Hope for 2030: Lose the Culture of Disposability

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

Today, we have a culture of disposability around the products we buy, with technology the most egregious standard-bearer for the concept of limited lifespans for purchased goods.

My Hope for 2030: The New Normal

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Malala is an icon for the struggle which seems so foreign to girls like me, comfortable in our "normal" while girls our age must fight and sacrifice and face seemingly insurmountable odds to change theirs.