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Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

U.S. Foreign Policy: React to Fear or Lead with Love?

Jin In | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Jin In

Rather than continuing to react to fear, how about we develop a foreign-policy strategy that is based on a long-term vision rooted in love?

Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

Vulnerable Young Women Already Have Grit--They Need the Chance to Lead

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Courtney Macavinta

Some people say youth today need more grit or gumption. Some do. But the truth for those of us like me who've survived being traumatized by violence...

The Pursuit of a Dream

Damali Elliott | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Damali Elliott

In 2009, I had what I like to call a "crisis of purpose" and began a search to find my unique talent and life passion. Although the decision was ard...

But What's the Cost of Not Addressing Poverty?

Catalina Escobar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Catalina Escobar

I realized after the first six to seven years of trial and error that we cannot change the broader cultural and economic problems such as social disparity, limited access to services and entrenched cultural norms that these girls face.

Stars Join Government's $231 Million Girls' Education Plan In Wake Of Nigerian Kidnapping

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of actors and athletes are joining a U.S. government effort to support girls' education worldwide. Jennifer Garner, Sus...

Boko Halal –- Education Is Good

Ann Cotton | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Ann Cotton

To sit with these girls and young women is to be convinced that a better world is indeed possible -- if they get the education they quite literally crave.

Why I Want To Thank Malala's Father

Annie Gersh | Posted 06.18.2014 | Teen
Annie Gersh

Ziauddin Yousafzai is an intelligent, light-hearted and brave man from Pakistan. He had the power to raise one of the most well-known, and insightful heroes because he understood something simple that many around the world find hard to grasp.

Fathers Educating and Empowering Daughters

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

The struggle that girls face in securing an education is not a girl or woman problem -- it is a father's and brother's issue too. Therefore, as we celebrate Father's Day in the U.S. on June 15, I call on my fellow fathers to join me to commit to ensuring that our daughters have access to a quality and safe education.

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

Barbara Bylenga | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bylenga

Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.

Ending the Global Epidemic of Abducting, Trafficking and Enslaving Girls

Sindy Solomon-Fedida | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Sindy Solomon-Fedida

When I hear that girls are stolen from their school, I lose sleep. When I read about children being ripped from their families and trafficked for sex, I am haunted. But my true pain comes from knowing the countless people who remain bystanders.

How Girls Think About Themselves Is Shifting, but There's More to Be Done

Ann Shoket | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Ann Shoket

In fact, it is not enough for young American women to embrace their own GIRL POWER; they feel that girls everywhere deserve the right to make healthy decisions about their bodies and minds.

Girls of Hope

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Arzu Kaya Uranli

More than 120 million young people between the ages of 15 and 24 -- the majority of whom are young women -- lack basic reading and writing skills.

Pakistan: The "Last Chance" for Girls' Education

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Malik Siraj Akbar

The Pakistani government, repeatedly accused of supporting the anti-education extremist groups, should understand that an educated young population asks hard but intelligent questions whereas an uneducated population will create unimaginable chaos and unrest.

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

For all of the Nigerian girls, and for all of the women and girls around the world who have experienced violence simply because they dared to dream, let's get to work.

Girls Run the World By Writing It

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

n a media culture that often dictates, demeans and disenfranchises girls and women, that pits us against one another, infantilizes or downright ignores our imprints on culture, the power of women telling stories should not be underestimated.

What Have You Achieved #BecauseOfSchool?

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The more people share their stories, the more we can push global leaders towards taking action and making substantial financial pledges for education on June 26, 2014.

Pakistan's Boko Haram

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Malik Siraj Akbar

In grand protests joined by thousands of people to fight back against religious extremists, the people of Balochistan have given their judgment: there is no room for Boko Haram in Balochistan. The Pakistani government should now hear the people's verdict and fulfil its responsibilities.

Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will leave as soon as there is some turbulence."

Women Deliver: Stand by Our Girls

Jill Sheffield | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Going to school shouldn't have to be an act of bravery. Girls -- and boys -- should be able to attend schools free from discrimination, intimidation or threats to their safety. As Pakistani advocate

Aziz Rafiee: 'We Have Not Yet Diagnosed the Pathology of the Problems That Infect Afghanistan'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The most important factor is the conservatism that prevails with respect to social issues. Lack of education and economic poverty are other factors. Women are consistently used as a means of labor in families."

There's Work to be Done

Amy Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Amy Cooper

As the world watches in horror and keeps their fingers crossed for the safe return of the 300-plus girls captured in Nigeria, there has been much conf...

Mattress Ad Uses Gory Cartoon Of Malala Being Shot

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Business

An Indian mattress company is using a cartoon of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai being shot in the head in a gory new advertisement. Two years ...

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar: 'Poverty and Unemployment Have Paralyzed the Lives of Most Afghans'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The key to our success, as testified by history, is our national unity. We must protect our Islamic unity and brotherhood and adhere to it."