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The Girl Effect

Giving Back, Supporting Girls and Women: An Interview With Author, Ann Garvin

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 01.14.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing, Ann Garvin, author of The Dog Year and On Maggie's Watch both published by Berkley Penguin.

When Girls Lead, Nations Follow

Victoria Dunning | Posted 12.10.2013 | Impact
Victoria Dunning

Bold, brave, smart, sporty and she speaks out against injustice (including unfair bedtimes). That's my nine-year-old daughter. On International Day of the Girl Child, our hope is that all girls will have the freedom to speak out.

8 Girls With Incredibly Big Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Teen

In honor of International Day Of The Girl this Friday, here are the faces of eight young women from around the world whose dreams for the future will ...

Why the Girl Effect Matters to This Guy

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Personal examples and research show that everyone benefits when girls receive quality education. At the individual level, a girl's wages can increase as much as 20 percent with each additional year of primary education she receives.

Nike: Why Are They "Men's Shoes"?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports
Soraya Chemaly

Question: If girls and women can "fit" into "men's shoes," if they are "game" doing so, if they like them, if they earn money to pay for them, if the...

Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Francine LeFrak | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

Today we can focus on the demanding global issues of our time, like the fact that only 30 percent of girls in the world are enrolled in secondary school and one in seven girls in developing countries are married off before the age of 15.

Back to School

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

I am leading my non-profit organization Give Running full-time. Like the first day of school, it is intimidating but more so exhilarating.

How Romance Novels Empower Women

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure While as a society we wonder how to motivate girls to reach hig...

Girl Up: How Teens In U.S. Are Empowering Young Women In Developing Nations

Tabby Biddle | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Annie Gersh (third from left) with some of her fellow Girl Up Teen Advisors at the "Unite for Girls Tour" in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Annie Ge...

From Prostitution to... First Grade

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

When we invest in girls -- we all win. Our communities are stronger. Our families are healthier. And our collective future is brighter.

The Girl Effect: How Investing In Girls Is Changing The World

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Manisha Thakor

What if you have some extra cash and are frustrated with the returns available in savings accounts and cash equivalents. I'd like to suggest... investing in a girl.

Blogging About 'The Girl Effect'

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

Research shows that when girls in the developing world have access to education and are therefore able to earn a living, they move their families, and often their entire communities, out of poverty. This ripple effect is called "The Girl Effect."

The U.N. Puts Women and Girls at Center of Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

The oppression of women and girls used to be a fringe issue. This week at the U.N., the 60-year-old institution has taken the health and human rights of women and girls to the center of the conversation.

Man Up? No, Thanks

Shannon Galpin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannon Galpin

I don't need to see Tarzan-like chest pounding from any candidate, male or female, to decide my vote. I need substance. If I wanted to hear a five-year-old's discourse, I'd listen to my kindergartner.

What Kind of Girl Effect are Nike and Roethlisberger Promoting?

Anne Mai Bertelsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Mai Bertelsen

Following Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's six-game suspension over sexual assault allegations, women's rights advocates have questioned Nike's continued support of Roethlisberger.

Girls Take Center Stage At The World Economic Forum

Maria Eitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Eitel

This financial crisis intensifies the need to invest existing resources more effectively, and a new and effective approach is right under your nose. It's called the girl effect.

Save A Girl, Save The World

Awearness | David Alm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I happened upon this site by chance and was, frankly, moved by its simple message: save the world by helping a single girl. The Girl Effect began with...