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Tolerance for Women and Girls in Afghanistan, Not Silence

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Maryam Zar

Shukria Barakzai -- Afghan feminist leader, member of parliament, and outspoken politician who was critical of Taliban -- was targeted for assassination this week. She survived. But three bystanders, including a young girl, did not. Shukria was hunted to be silenced because she had a voice.

Day of the Girl Child -- Empower 2014

Maryam Zar | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Maryam Zar

This year the theme of the International Day of the Girl Child (#DayoftheGirl, #IDG, #EducateGirls, #EmpowerWomen) is empowering adolescent girls. Every year, nearly 10 million girls succumb to child marriage, and are given away as brides before the age of 18, with no say in the matter.

The Word of Liberated Women

Harold Ross | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

The triumphs of African-Americans (including women) and those of American women continue to be oddly connected by, among other things, sequential calendar celebrations.