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The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.13.2014 | 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.

Raising Our Voices: Join the Global Moms Relay

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Sunday is Mother's Day, and there's no better time to join the movement to improve the health and well-being of mothers and babies everywhere. That's the goal of the Global Moms Relay. In partnership with the UN Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter, HuffPost is putting the spotlight on the ways we can bring new opportunities to women and children around the world.

Learning From Strong Women

Nigel Barker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Nigel Barker

Watching my mother and grandmother taught me so much -- seeing them nurture people and animals showed me, through their actions, what mattered most. They made so many sacrifices for our family, and they set the standard. They inspired me from childhood to volunteer and advocate for those less fortunate.

Girl Up Teen Advisors Surprise Their Moms In The Most Beautiful Way

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

Girl Up is dedicated to improving the lives of girls around the world and empowering them to give their hearts to make this world a better place. We asked our Teen Advisors about their mothers.. and then filmed the answers with their mothers watching.

Mothers Give Possibility And Hope

Monique Coleman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Monique Coleman

It is embedded in the fabric of so many mothers to instill this idea that anything is possible for their children, by being willing to do everything they can to get those kids on the right path.

A Global Moms Relay For Healthier, Happier Families

Aaron Sherinian | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Aaron Sherinian

Mom power is as unique in every community as it is universal. And it's essential to solving global problems like reducing the number of women who die from childbirth complications and ending the millions of preventable child deaths.

Girl Up! (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 05.04.2014 | Impact
Rana Florida

March 8th marks International Women's Day, a time to celebrate the tremendous gains that women have achieved. But it's also a day to acknowledge how much still needs to be done. Here are some startling facts.

Where Girls Don't Count

Melissa Hillebrenner | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Melissa Hillebrenner

What if you didn't know when your birthday was? What if your government didn't know you existed? What if you weren't counted at all? Counting means a lot of things but mostly "I count" means "I matter."

Philanthropists of the Year: PRIYANKA CHOPRA

Abhishek Seth | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Abhishek Seth

One of most gorgeous women on the planet, Priyanka Chopra, for the longest time, aspired to become either a criminal psychologist, or a software engineer. The other day, I sat down with her, and talked to her about Lady Gaga, UNICEF, Solar Power, and Rape.

Reminding The World That Every Girl Counts

Sarah Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sarah Gordon

Every year, approximately 51 million children under the age of five are not registered at birth, a disproportionate number of whom are girls. The Girls Count Act is a statement that the United States will proactively support every child's right to receive legal and social benefits through registration at birth.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Riya Singh, Bay Area Girl Leader

Let Girls Lead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Riya Singh is a girl leader based in San Francisco who is committed to supporting girls' leadership around the world. Riya has worked as a teen advisor for GirlUp, where she raises funds and support for girls in developing countries.

G20 Summit Should Prioritize Women & Girls Around the World

Julie Smolyansky | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Julie Smolyansky

As leaders in Russia and around the world turn increasing attention to establishing the post-2015 development agenda, let's raise our voices to make sure that safety, equality, and empowerment for girls and women are at the top of that agenda.

On Malala Day, New Generation of Youth Demands Education

Eva Shang | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Eva Shang

We were the first generation of youth to stage a takeover of the United Nations Headquarters. We were the first to demand the universal right to education on a world stage.

A Time for Change

ONE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
ONE

By ONE teen activist and advocate Amelia Atalay, rising 9th grader. Girl Up is a for-girls, by-girls organization of the United Nations Foundation t...

One Life at a Time

Avery McCall | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Avery McCall

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpg I had never heard of issues like sex trafficking and obstetric fistulas, let alone how prevalent they are. I couldn't believe that so many girls and women suffered and the rest of us let it continue.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

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.

Your Part in Solving Global Poverty

Eva Shang | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Eva Shang

How serious is global poverty? Picture this: more than a billion people struggle to survive on less than a dollar per day. Seventy percent of those are women.

Believe Like You're 16. Believe Like You're Malala

Eva Shang | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Eva Shang

Pakistani girl activist Malala Yousafzai believes that she can make a difference. She is 14-years-old and now an international icon for girls' rights. She believes that girls have the right to education and that her voice will make a difference. And it did.

Why October 11 Is Not a Normal Thursday

Sofia Stafford | Posted 12.15.2012 | Teen
Sofia Stafford

Every morning we wake up to the sound of our alarm. We get dressed, grab some breakfast and less than 20 minutes later we are at school. The two of us may live in different states, attend different schools, but there is one common denominator we share.

Unite for Girls this International Day of the Girl with Girl Up

Eva Shang | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Eva Shang

Who do you care about? Is it your sister, your niece, your daughter, your best friend? One girl--every girl. As a Teen Advisor to Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation; as a 16-year-old girl myself; but most of all, as an older sister who would literally give my sister the world, I am calling on you to join our movement in the first International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11, 2012.

An Idea to Change the World: Empower Girls

Kathy Bushkin Calvin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Kathy Bushkin Calvin

Together, let's build a world where a child's destiny is determined by drive and ability, not by gender. It's the idea that girls are sharing with the world today. And it's an idea we should all get behind.

Act Upon a Feeling

Susannah Meyer | Posted 09.01.2012 | Teen
Susannah Meyer

Never use the excuse that something is just impossible. Take every task on thinking you'll succeed, and chances are, you will.

WNBA Cares Week

Todd Jacobson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports
Todd Jacobson

A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.

Their Voices Will Be Heard

Aisha Cooper Bruce | Posted 05.09.2012 | Impact
Aisha Cooper Bruce

How do we ensure that Liberian girls are not only "problem-free," but are also fully prepared to navigate their way to a productive adulthood? How do we help them to find their voices?