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Girl Rising

Four Entrepreneurs Bringing New Hope

Suna Senman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

Four social entrepreneurs, Sruthi Narasimha, Shiza Shadid, Janet Salazar and CJ Peak, have a passion to facilitate a vibrant, diverse and harmonious world. These women have an inclusive approach to empowerment.

A Surefire Sister

Brooke Bastinelli | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Brooke Bastinelli

Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

Water and Education Equals Freedom for Young Girls

Vivian Onano | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Vivian Onano

Time is running out for dialogue, and it is time for non-profits, governments and the private sector to chime in and take practical steps towards girls' education.

The Story Behind Girl Rising, the Most Powerful Film You'll See This Year

Christine Horansky | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential."

Exclusion or Equality: Where Are The Men in Women's Empowerment?

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Marissa Bronfman

While the semantics of "feminism" tend to polarize people, its definition is very simple: equality between men and women.

Girls Deserve to Be the Narrators of Their Own Stories

Christine Horansky | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Girls deserve to be the narrators of their own stories. While obstacles remain, a new generation of activists are using media to create innovative, interactive experiences that teach, inspire and give voice to girls -- and the women they will grow up to be.

I'm on Team Malala

Amy Cooper | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Amy Cooper

Malala forces our moral conscience to recognize that she is just one of many and asks us to do what we should have done a long time ago: ignore these girls no longer.

The Impact of Girl Rising

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

Presently, two-thirds of the world's illiterate population is female. This startling statistics paints a dim portrait of the effects of the gender education gap as a barrier to destroying global economic deprivation.

The Right to Be a Girl: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality

Purnima Mane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The rallying cry for girls' education, ending early marriage and pregnancies, and preventing gender-based violence is resonating with a more global and diverse audience than ever before.

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.

One Simple Way To Make The World Better: Educate Our Daughters

Kayce Jennings | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kayce Jennings

The barriers to girls' education in the developing world are complicated, no question -- early and forced marriage, sexual violence, poverty, AIDS, tradition -- but we know that if you educate girls, great things happen.

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

900+ Seconds of Hope: Malala Yousafzai's Address at the UN Youth Assembly

Augusta Thomson | Posted 09.13.2013 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

If we are to change the world we first need to understand what that means, practically, and how we can work together to implement change on the ground. Education is where the global movement for education begins. Collaboration will move this movement forward.

The Global Search for Education: What Students Want

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Education is the greatest armament in the battle on poverty, disease, brutality and prejudice. Providing education for children in the emerging markets is both vital and relatively cheap.

Enforcing Girls' Access To Secondary Education: A Human Rights Imperative

Jacqueline Bhabha | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Bhabha

Without access to education, impoverished young women from patriarchal backgrounds are destined to be passive spectators to rapid economic development while their better educated peers benefit from rapidly expanding opportunities.

The Revolution Is Coming and It's Wearing Pink Shoes

Peggy Clark | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Peggy Clark

Pink is not a shy color. Pink demands to be seen; pink is brave and bold and shouts "Here I am -- make room for me!" And this is what the millions of young women all across the world are saying.

Read The Queen Of Jordan's Inspiring Open Letter To Girls

Posted 06.17.2013 | Women

There's a lot to admire about Rania Al Abdullah, the Queen of Jordan. She's worked for Citibank and Apple, sits on the board of the United Nations ...

The Fathers of Women

Lilia Luciano | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
Lilia Luciano

Issues affecting women and girls impact everyone. When half the population of a country, and half of a potential workforce, isn't entitled to an education, the effects are monumental.

GIRL RISING: The Missing Part of the Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Ruksana lives on the streets of Kolkata, India. Despite this, she excels in school, particularly in mathematics and geography. Photo provided by 10x1...

'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...

A Simple Truth

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Mary Prefontaine

However, statistics show if we educate girls, incredible things happen -- girls marry later, have fewer and healthier children, get jobs, provide for their families and move beyond poverty.

10 Degrees of Separation

Augusta Thomson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Augusta Thomson

In the early winter of 2012, a twist of fate led me to 10x10 where I have since been tight-roping the synergistic line between media and activism. This is our Call to Action. Share the film and increase visibility.

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?

WATCH: The Most Inspiring Thing You're Going To See Today

Posted 04.05.2013 | Women

We've found the next must-see film on our list. "Girl Rising," a movie produced by the girls education campaign 10x10, tells the stories of nine y...