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We Need Universal Access to Education for All Girls

Kiana Knolland | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Kiana Knolland

Education is the key for young girls all over the world to grow up and do great things. In the words of Alice Walker, "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking that they don't have any."

8 Women Who Already Made The World A Better Place In 2014

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

1. Afghanistan's first female police chief showed the world what courage looks like. Col. Jamila Bayaz was appointed to run security in the Kabul's...

Violence, Poverty, Illiteracy Affect Far Too Many Women. Here's What You Should Know And What You Can Do

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

The 2014 theme for the 2014 United Nations' International Women's Day, "Equality for women is progress for all," underscores the fact that a better wo...

Reimagined Women's Magazines Swap Cover Girls For Slaves

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

An advocacy site has given glossy women's magazines a makeover, replacing quintessential headlines and photos with messages that convey a much more gr...

Google Celebrates International Women's Day With Creative Doodle Video

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact

International Women's Day is March 8th, and this year Google is marking the occasion with a very special doodle. Well, not so much a doodle as a video...

Catherine Pearson

What You 'Really Really Want' According To This Sex Activist

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women

This International Women's Day, we're joining HuffPost outposts around the world to talk Conversation Changers -- women who are not just successful in...

Celebrating Women's Day, Winning on Reproductive Rights

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

The ability to control whether and when to have a child are key to the physical, social and economic health of women and families, and access to legal, safe and affordable birth control and abortion are essential to guarantee that ability.

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurship With Julia Hartz and Daphne Koller

Heather Hummel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
Heather Hummel

In light of Women's Day (March 8,2014), we chatted with Julia Hartz of Evenbrite and Daphne Koller of Coursera, two of today's leading women entrepreneurs who kindly shared their wisdom, trials and triumphs with us.

Pew Survey: Why Men Fail at Online Dating

Damona Hoffman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Technology
Damona Hoffman

"Hey Giiiirllll, you look good," may work in the club, but in the land of online dating such mindless messages fall upon deaf ears, making their way right to the trash folder.

Ditch Your Pity Party Invites!

Michelle Renee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michelle Renee

A prolonged pity party is not fun for anyone. Get sad. Get angry. Get disappointed. But get it out of your system and move forward with new focus.

Being Half the Sky

Nicole Melancon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
Nicole Melancon

On International Women's Day, thousands of events were held all across the world in honor of the day and it is even a holiday in some countries, such as Afghanistan, that have been known to foster some of the most severe oppression of women in the world.

Google's International Women's Day Doodle Does Away With The Flowers

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

Friday is International Women's Day, a holiday that started in 1911, and Google is celebrating it 102 years later with its latest doodle. Google i...

Girls' Education: A Potent Anti-Poverty Vaccine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Girls' education is among the most potent anti-poverty vaccines. On International Women's Day, here is a quick look at three reasons why.

Modern-day Warriors!

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Juliet Asante

How about we talk about the women of South Africa (both black and white) who decided to march in 1956 to the Union Building to demand their human righ...

The Sacred Feminine Today

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Only through working together with the sacred feminine can we heal and transform the world. And this means to honor her presence within our bodies and our soul, in the ground we walk on and the air we breathe.

The Power of Sisterhood

Laetitia Belmadani | Posted 03.08.2012 | Media
Laetitia Belmadani

Women's Day is a day of gratitude for I think we are nothing without the role models which consciously or less consciously so, have left their imprints on our lives as women. Those who spurred us on to succeed and to never give up. Those who regularly inject us with a much needed motivation jab when you have no choice but to get up and dust yourself off, again.

What Men Can Learn From Annie Lennox

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's about expanding the definition of human to include what is female and about working together to dismantle systematized biases in culture.

What If Mark Zuckerberg Were Born A Girl In Rwanda?

Kate Roberts | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Kate Roberts

On Thursday, March 8, Facebook users around the world will be celebrating International Women's Day and its 2012 theme, "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures."

Recognizing Women, the Changemakers

Birute Regine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Birute Regine

International Women's Day is also an opportunity for women to come together and realize their collective power to create change in their homes, their neighborhoods, their communities and in the world.

What's Good for Women Is Good For Men in This Economy

Maddy Dychtwald | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Maddy Dychtwald

I'm not talking about the "feminization" of men, where men simply swap roles with women, putting on aprons while we don suits. What's happening isn't role reversal: It's role reinvention.

Girls Advocating for Girls

Kathy Calvin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Girls have the powerful potential to be innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities, if given the chance and environment to thrive.

Celebrating Visionary Women of the World

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.05.2012 | Women
Angella Nazarian

My hope is that the stories of these visionary women present to us the flame of the passionate life, the knife of insight, and the courage to stand for what one sees without looking away.

Issa Hopes For Happy Ending On D.C. Budget Autonomy

| Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Three months into the second session of the 112th Congress, dynamics are shifting on legislative efforts to give th...

Readers Answer: Who's Your Favorite Female Author?

Posted 10.09.2011 | Books

Happy Women's Day! In honor of the special day, Random House asked on Twitter:" Who is your favorite female author and why?" Readers used the hashtag ...

Building A Global Movement: Putting NCDs on The Radar

Nalini Saligram | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Nalini Saligram

How many people know that there is a major UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) this September? Or, for that matter, what NCDs are in the first place?