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Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was 57 million last year.

WATCH: Malala Delivers UN Speech Of A Lifetime

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.12.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday on the world stage at the United Nations, defiantly telling Taliban extremists who tri...

Through the Shards: Half the Sky

Augusta Thomson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

My mind turns to Afghanistan -- a country where bombs go off and have been going off intermittently for the past 50 years. I imagine my father risking torn limbs and shards for my education. I imagine how it would feel to live in constant and pernicious fear.

Ode to Girls: Girl Rising

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.09.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The documentary Girl Rising -- the title evokes uprising -- mixes urgency with great storytelling appeal. The latest moment of the feminist revolution is not about debating issues of women's equality in the workplace. It is about changing the world one girl at a time through education.

Giving Girls a Voice

Emily Leys | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Emily Leys

Today, 25,000 girls got married. All of them were under 18 and most had no say in when or who they would marry. The overwhelming majority will drop out of school if they haven't already. This is not acceptable.