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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.

Preparing Youth for Life Beyond the Classroom

Pamela Barnes | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

As we listened to Alem's story, the events of the week -- visiting urban and rural clinics, talking with both the country's Minister of Health and EngenderHealth fieldworkers, touring a bare-bones hospital that serves 2.5 million people -- suddenly became very personal.

Aman Pouyamak: "Everything is on loan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Aman Pouyamak is a poet and a writer. He published a clandestine magazine, working in secret with Afghan women during the reign of the Taliban. After ...

Body Truth Trumps Body Shame

Liz Olson | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

Instilled in us was the belief that words had power and truth mattered. And when it came to something as important as your body, there was no room for confusion about the parts you were born with or the things they did. 

First Look At Lena Dunham's New Book

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.10.2014 | Celebrity

The wait is nearly over! Lena Dunham took to Instagram Monday morning (Feb. 10) to share the cover of her upcoming book, "Not That Kind of Girl: A You...

The One Reason Allison Williams Would Leave 'Girls' Behind

Posted 02.10.2014 | Celebrity

Allison Williams is a woman with a plan, and she knows her priorities. The "Girls" actress opened up to Glamour for its March issue and revealed that ...

Seyyedeh Mojgan Mostafavi: "Women have always been the first victims of wars in Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Seyyedeh Mojgan Mostafavi is the Deputy Minister for Women's Affairs, and a Professor in the School of Journalism at Kabul University. She obtained Ma...

This Is What Happens When Hannah Gets Hired At GQ

Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.11.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

This week on "Girls," all the girls started taking life a little more seriously. Hannah landed a job at GQ, Jessa is employed, Marnie and Ray are having some semblance of a relationship and Shoshanna's ready to put her wild months behind her and find a boyfriend. They may be headed in the right direction, but "Free Snacks" wasn't without its challenges. Because in the world of "Girls," free snacks always come with a price, and the guy you want to date is always too dumb to find the library.

Lily Allen Has A New 'Girls' Song And A New Music Video To Share

Posted 02.07.2014 | Entertainment

Lily Allen sounds like she's channeling M.I.A. in two new songs, one of which hails from the second "Girls" soundtrack, out Feb. 11. "L8 CMMR" is the ...

Partaw Naderi: "Democracies deal with citizens, not ethnicities"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Partaw Naderi is the one of the only Afghan poets whose work is widely translated into different languages. He writes frequently about democracy, huma...

Rachel Frederickson Lost Weight, But We're the Biggest Losers

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

It's fruitless to speculate and spar over Frederickson's health, her motives, or her emotional or psychological well-being. These are conversations that distract us from considering the roles we play in keeping reality entertainment in big business.

Shukria Haidar: "I was forced to leave my country"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Shukria Haidar is a human rights activist. She sought refuge in France following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and founded NEGAR, an association...

True Life: I Like Marnie On 'Girls'

Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.07.2014 | TV
Christopher Rosen

Everyone knows that Marnie's clearly the worst, but what this post presupposes is maybe she's not?

Winning Is Taking Part

Kim Turner | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Turner

Given the critical role sports can play in the lives of youth -- increasing healthfulness, graduation rates and employment success later in life -- we must ensure that everyone can take part, regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Ahmad Wali Massoud: "Those who look to the past cannot plan our future"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Ahmad Wali Massoud is a prominent Afghan politician and head of the Massoud Foundation. He is the younger brother of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the well-know...

Here's What A Psychiatrist Thinks About The Girls Of 'Girls'

www.vulture.com | Posted 02.04.2014 | TV

On "Girls," Ray (Alex Karpovsky) recently asked Lena Dunham's Hannah, "Why don't you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat-free m...

Azita Rafa't: 'It Was the Day When 10,000 Rockets Hit the City'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Azita Rafa'at is a human and women's rights activist from Badghis province. She was a people's representative in the Emergency Loya Jirga to elect the...

Colin Quinn Says Everyone In 'Girls' Is A Sociopath

www.vulture.com | Posted 02.03.2014 | TV

Is Colin Quinn a sociopath? Colin Quinn thinks so. "I'm a comedian!" he told Vulture at the Writers Guild Awards on Saturday. "It said so in the paper...

Kaweh Jobran: "Allow me not to wish for my daughter"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Kaweh Jobran is a professor in literature in the State University in Kapisa province and works as a journalist with national and international media b...

Who Is Hannah Horvath?

Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.04.2014 | TV
Leigh Weingus

We all have those days. Days when book deals falls to pieces and our boyfriend's sister accuses him of having romantic feelings for her. Days when someone tells us we're a huge, fat, f**ckin' phony. Recent hijinks take tolls on our GPAs. And some days, all we want is to get it together.

5 Perfect Quotes From 'Girls,' Episode 5

Posted 02.01.2014 | Women

Here at HuffPost Women, one of the things we love most about Lena Dunham's HBO show, "Girls," is the incisive, witty and hilarious dialogue that Dunha...

The Gender-Friendly Classroom: Tips and Tools for Teachers

Randal Mason | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Randal Mason

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted recently, "Today, there are 57 million children out of school -- and most of them are girls." Teachers and ...

Why 'Looking' and 'Girls' Are My New Favorite Shows

Lauren Cooke | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Lauren Cooke

Both series have raw characters that I feel are in my immediate friend group because I can relate to them so well. I guess no matter what age you are you still have the pains of growing up.

Don't Date A Girl Who Travels

Adi Zarsadias | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women
Adi Zarsadias

Don't date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. She will be unimpressed with your new car and your expensive watch. She would rather climb a rock or jump out of an airplane than hear you brag about it.

Dr Sima Samar: "Human rights have a value now in Afghanistan"

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

Dr Sima Samar is the current Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, Samar spent a decade in exile in Pak...