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Women and Girls Empowerment

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.

Ganging Up Against Gender Violence!

Vivian Onano | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
Vivian Onano

Young girls are always denied the opportunity to enjoy their childhood as a result of certain traditions that have deep roots in our communities. Every year about three million African girls suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) around the globe.

Sheryl Sandberg Embraced 'the Bossy': Shouldn't Our Girls?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Being called bossy is no fun. And I'm all for people not using the word "bossy" as negative shorthand for girls trying to flex their burgeoning leadership skills. But as one friend mentioned to me, maybe a better approach is teaching our girls to "stand up," rather than making them believe we can change the behavior of others.

Investing In Women and Girls Is An Investment In Our Future

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Valerie Jarrett

As an estimated one billion additional women enter the global workforce over the next decade, it will be the nations who invest in women's education, training and full inclusion in the workforce that find themselves in position to compete and lead the world economy.

G(irls)20 Summit: A Take on Indonesian Girls and Women

Disty Winata | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact
Disty Winata

If the degradation and discrimination that Indonesian girls and women suffer is the moral challenge of the century, the opportunities girls and women deserve to have in political and economic participation should be greater than the current statistics.

The Importance of the Private Sector to the Empowerment of Girls and Women: Observing (From) Japan

Tomoko Kaida | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Tomoko Kaida

It is no secret that Japanese society is "burdened" by gender-based discrimination and lack of adequate social recognition of girls and women.