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Women and Girls

What Do You Get When You Cross Gloria Steinem with a Call for Aspirin Between the Knees?

Joyce McFadden | Posted 06.01.2012 | Women
Joyce McFadden

I wondered what must it be like to have devoted your entire adult life to a cause continually under fire. And I wondered how she remains optimistic in spite of recent challenges to her life's work.

What's Your Water footprint? Water Security, Global Health and Chocolate Bars

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

Unless we're one of the (mostly) women and girls who spend 200 million hours a year fetching it from wells or rivers, we have no particular incentives to ration water -- and it's running out.

Remember Who's Really Listening When You Say You Hate Your Body

Joyce McFadden | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Joyce McFadden

We often conceive of a preoccupation with beauty, weight and age as a solitary activity for a woman -- an internal conversation she runs in the privacy of her own head.

A New Model For Education In Pakistan

Rahim Kanani | Posted 07.28.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Abdul Kader Jaffer started a foundation in 1996 in memory of his late father. Their boarding school for 800 boys will surpass existing standards of education in Pakistan.

The Nike Foundation On Unleashing The 'Girl Effect'

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Maria Eitel is the founding President and CEO of the Nike Foundation where she works to unleash the girl effect, the unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls.

Investing In The 'Undervalued Assets' Of Women And Girls

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Pamela Shifman, Director of Initiatives for Women and Girls at the NoVo Foundation, discusses the status of women, philanthropic investment, her advice to President Obama, and much more.

White House Q&A: How We Can End Violence Against Women

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

In the following interview, Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, discusses the Administration's ongoing efforts to bring an end to the cycle of abuse facing women of all ages

White House: New Report Could Change Policies For Women

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Women in America is a report which, for the first time in recent history, pulls together information from across the Federal agencies on how women are faring in the U.S. today.

The Future Of Women And Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

The wound that is being created and perpetuated by our cultural distortion and commercialization of female sexuality needs to be -- and can be -- stopped.

Dean Julio Frenk of Harvard's School of Public Health on Global Health, International Crises, Women and Girls, and Much More

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

A big part of what we do in academia is not just solve a problem or answer a question; we are very, very actively involved in formulating the questions and framing the problems. Science is a way of looking at the world, a fundamental way of interpreting reality.

CGI 2010: Q&A with Her Majesty Queen Rania on the Education of Women and Girls

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

At the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative being held this week in New York City, I posed a question to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan regarding educational access for women and girls in the Middle East.

Investing in Women and Girls: A Focus on Health, Advocacy and Innovation

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

In less than two weeks, the world's leading voices on advancing the lives and livelihoods of women and girls around the world will come together for the 2010 Women Deliver Summit.

International Women's Day: A Time to Focus on Adolescent Girls

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann M. Veneman

Millions of adolescent girls live in poverty, experience gender discrimination, and are subject to abuse. The result is not only the suffering of girls themselves, but a continuing cycle of oppression and abuse.

How Changing Gender Roles Are Affecting Marriages

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Over the recent couple of decades, due to economic and socio-political changes, that traditional gender archetypes can no longer be assumed and more to the point -- are in a process of reconstruction.

Lessons From Coco Chanel, a Self-Made Woman

Rachael Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rachael Chong

A woman ahead of her time, Coco Chanel was a true entrepreneur, who brought women freedom through fashion.

A Stimulus Package for Future Generations

Joyce M. Roché | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joyce M. Roché

In the midst of a seemingly endless stream of dismal economic news, I saw real reason to be optimistic about the future when Obama established the White House Council on Women and Girls.