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WATCH: The Crucial Role Men Play In Empowering Women, Girls

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.06.2013 | Impact

The HuffPost RaiseForWomen competition, which comes to a close on Thursday, has received notable support from one specific group -- the fellas. Me...

Education Is the Way to a Healthier Country

Afghan Institute of Learning | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Afghan Institute of Learning

In addition to watching my brothers and sisters die, I was worried that my mother would end up like the other women I saw carried to the graveyard after perishing during childbirth. I am lucky that my mother survived, and my family's story, while very sad, is all too common in Afghanistan.

LOOK: The First Ever Men Of HuffPost Calendar

Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact

With just over a week left in The RaiseForWomen Challenge, a fundraising project to help female-focused charities gain recognition and resources, The ...

Shaping Stories of Violence: Power of the Online Bystander

Hollaback | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Hollaback

The way we talk about violence shapes the way we think about it. Today, many of these discussions take place through our keyboards online.

Change From the Very, Very Bottom Up

BRAC | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
BRAC

You may have heard of multinational corporations, such as Unilever, seeking to target the so-called 'bottom of the pyramid', providing goods and services to the $5 trillion market comprising the poorest 4 billion people in the world.

The Subaltern Can Speak for Themselves

Apne Aap | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Apne Aap

The images of red light districts are burned into the collective mind: seedy, dark, unsavory places where people go to do unsavory things with filthy women. In India, specifically, poor, minority, and low caste girls are vulnerable to being forced into sex trafficking.

Wrapped in Solidarity: The Maisha Collective

Heshima Kenya | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Heshima Kenya

Joyful. Luminous. Radiant. Distinguished. Vivacious. Such adjectives describe every Maisha collective scarf, outshone only by the story -- and the woman -- behind it.

Joselyne Nibagwire: The Self-Made Entrepreneur

Indego Africa | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

With my participation in Abasangiye, I am lucky to have met new people who have more or less gone through similar situations as I have. Over the years, I have learned to forgive, and I am starting to love people again. I am much more courageous than I was prior to joining Abasangiye.

Dream Big

Career Wardrobe | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Many of us have dreams to be successful, dreams to conquer and dreams to explore. Many of us feel our dreams are unreachable. Many of us often express the term 'in our dreams', many of us strive to reach our goals and dreams everyday.

The Artisan Changemaker: Integrating Market-Driven Solutions to Poverty With Catalytic Philanthropy in Women's Empowerment

Indego Africa | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIndego Africa's market access program integrates women artisans into global commerce and the global economy almost immediately.

Raising Women's Voices

Women Thrive Worldwide | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Women Thrive Worldwide

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgFar too often, global decisions about poverty and developing countries are made without accounting for the needs of women and girls. So what's the solution?

Supporting Former Slave Laborers in Building New Lives

Pranitha Timothy | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Pranitha Timothy

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIt's a powerful thing to watch a child, man or woman walk free from the rice mill, factory or brick kiln where he or she was enslaved.

WATCH: HuffPost Kicks Off Fundraiser For Women Who Rock Our World

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact

HuffPost and partners have officially launched the fundraising portion of RaiseForWomen, a campaign providing resources and awareness for nonprofits r...

Stand for Women

Global Fund for Women | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Global Fund for Women

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWhy women's health? Because when women control their bodies they control their destinies.

Lean On (Each Other)

Erin Ganju | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Ganju

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgIn societies such as sub-Saharan Africa where women are struggling to access their most basic right, education, a different type of "Lean In" circle is surfacing -- a camaraderie that does not play out in boardrooms, but rather in school rooms.

WATCH: Arianna Highlights Issue At The 'Forefront Of The National Debate'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact

We're raising the bar on our "Raising" challenge series. Our initial JobRaising Challenge, which garnered $1.5 million in funds and awareness for ...