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Women's Economic Empowerment Starts With Education

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.22.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Education is the essential foundation for women's economic empowerment. Unfortunately, too many girls and women in the United States, as well as globally, remain under-served educationally.

A Dream Deferred

Esther Munthali | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Esther Munthali

As a living example of the power of education, I am now a role model to the community and work to ensure that young women are able to reach their full potential.

Why Do Girls Drop Out Of School? It's All About What Happens In The Girls' Room

Susan Davis | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Susan Davis

More people in the world now have a mobile phone than have a toilet. As we celebrate International Women's Day on March eighth, let's not forget that girls and women suffer the most from lack of sanitation.

The Key to Global Recovery

Sandra Taylor | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Sandra Taylor

Women will never realize their potential as "economic engines" if they are subject to abuse at home or can't own or exercise control over property.

Another Look at the Seven Billion

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Mary Anne Mercer

There are still millions of women like Vishnu Maya all over the world. If those women had genuine options in their childbearing and in their lives, we would not be facing the seven billionth birth this month.

Refugee Reeducation: Teens Find New Home At The Global Village School

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

Bertha Nibigira, a Burundi student, says she had never read a book before being enrolling at Decatur, Georgia's Global Village School . Nibigira is...

WATCH: Rainn Wilson Of 'The Office' On Why He Gives Back

Posted 12.18.2011 | Impact

"The Office" star Rainn Wilson is known for his antics as Dwight on Thursday nights, but offscreen his ambitions reach far beyond becoming regional ma...

From Suffrage To The White House: Remember The Past, Fight For The Future

Elinor Steele | Posted 10.05.2011 | Women
Elinor Steele

Do you know the feeling of being in the presence of greatness? I felt surrounded and embraced by that feeling during my recent visit to the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum in Washington, D.C.

Head Of Afghan Girl's School Killed By Taliban

Posted 07.25.2011 | World

In the latest attack by hardline Islamists who oppose women's education, Taliban insurgents killed the headmaster of an Afghan school after he ignored...

In Her Own Words: A Young Tanzanian Woman Working Towards Success

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Wom...

'Girls Learn': Helping Girls Across The Globe Access Education

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This post is part of our month-long series featuring Greatest Women of the Day, in recognition of Women's History Month. To nominate a Greatest Wom...

Rebuilding the House of Wisdom

Athanasios Moulakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Athanasios Moulakis

Iraq has ingrained traditions of learning, including the professional academic preparation of women. Whatever can be said for the American invasion, it devastated Iraqi higher education.

Investing in Girls' and Women's Education: A Smart Strategy for Development in Africa

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Hormats

No nation can power its economic growth without empowering its women. It is like trying to succeed in an increasingly competitive world with one arm tied behind your back.

Miss America: We Fund Scholars

Sam Haskell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Haskell

The Miss America system provides up to $45 million in scholarships each year -- who else is putting women through college like that?

Births Up -- No, Down!: Stats and the Politics of Fertility Anxiety

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gregory

Anxiety helps put pressure on women to have babies now, at whatever age -- along with the recent highly politicized decreases in access to birth control, especially for younger women.