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Why the Girl Effect Matters to This Guy

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Personal examples and research show that everyone benefits when girls receive quality education. At the individual level, a girl's wages can increase as much as 20 percent with each additional year of primary education she receives.

'Girl Rising:' Changing The World, One Story And One Life At A Time

Religion News Service | Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion

By Cathleen Falsani Religion News Service (RNS) In her 1968 poem, “The Speed of Darkness,” the late American poet Muriel Rukeyser penned the l...

Girl Rising: Topping Charts by Breaking Molds

Clifford Potter | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Clifford Potter

Uplifting stories, star power, and impressive box-office stats without doubt. But can a documentary seen even in several hundred theaters actually translate into making a difference in traditional, and often patriarchal, societies thousands of miles away?

Springtime: Good for Girls and Other Tough, Yet Soft Creatures

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Nancy Cohen-koan

This weekend I was fortunate to see two shows that starred two of the most vulnerable life forms: young girls in third world nations and animals.

You've Been Lied to, and Other Truths About Educating Girls

Richard E. Robbins | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Richard E. Robbins

A child of the dump, on her way to college. It was a story that brought nearly everyone to tears. But not me. I was still skeptical. I was still reluctant to truly embrace something that was incontrovertibly true and unquestionably important.

Educating Girls -- and Changing the World

Clifford Potter | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Clifford Potter

From eradicating polio to eliminating the guinea worm, earnest efforts aim high to make fundamental change in developing societies. Yet very few efforts match the social, economic and political impact of educating girls.

New Film Shows Girls Rising from Plight to Power

Erica Schlaikjer | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Erica Schlaikjer

"Educate girls, change the world." That's the simple and powerful mission of the new documentary film and social action campaign Girl Rising.

Entrepreneurs at Sundance

Clark Seydel | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment
Clark Seydel

Entrepreneurs and filmmakers are both visionaries. At the Sundance Film Festival it was evident that getting the two together to collaborate was going...