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Lighting a Candle Against the Dark

Roberta Gately | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Roberta Gately

We can save the future if we stand together for the Malalas around the world. If we join their struggle, we lift not just them, but ourselves as well, into the light.

Want To Change The World? Give Girls A Chance

John Kluge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John Kluge

As we mark the second International Day of the Girl on October 11, I'm calling for a similar recognition of the power and potential of girls, enlisting them in our mission to bring safe, sustainable sanitation to the billions who live without it.

Getting Girls in the Game Benefits Us All

Kim Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kim Turner

This International Day of the Girl, we must urge communities, governments and families here and around the globe to recognize that gender equality in sports is not only a gateway for girls to excel in youth, it is a key to personal, national and international prosperity.

Where My Zero Tolerance Princess Policy Broke Down

Lyz Lenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lyz Lenz

I have a princess -- a little magical ballerina-butterfly-tutu-fairy-princess. It's not what I chose, it's what she chose. And when faced with this responsibility, I believe it's not my job to teach princess abstinence; rather it's my job to teach my daughter how to use princesses wisely.

International Day of the Girl Child: Focus on Education

Martha Burk | Posted 12.09.2013 | World
Martha Burk

If the world works together, maybe in another generation we won't have to have a special day, because girls worldwide will at last be getting the education -- and respect -- they deserve.

When Did Gen-X Get Old?

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TueNight

You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

Flipping the Narrative About Women and Girls: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

Lisa Russell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

All in all, one thing was clear to me about the Social Good Summit -- its narrative was built around the belief that technology and innovation will greatly improve our world and it was inspiring.

Grace Hopper Conference 2013: Think Big, Drive Forward

Ivo Lukas | Posted 12.08.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

At last, after a year-long wait, the conference has arrived! Over a 4-day period (Oct. 2-5), more than 4,600 people -- representing 54 countries inclu...

Why Invest in Girls?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tabby Biddle

Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations...

'Girls' Casts Hannah's Grandma

Posted 10.08.2013 | TV

"Girls" is getting a grandma. Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman reports that June Squibb has been cast as Lena Dunham's character Hannah's grandma for ...

Why My 9-Year-Old Daughter Shops for Clothes in the Boys' Section

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.07.2013 | Parents
Malika Saada Saar

It is so striking to me that as my daughter has access to educational and economic opportunities that were unimaginable to her grandmother -- or even to me -- she is, at the same time, confronted by a paradoxically narrow notion of what being a girl is.

Pretty Is, Well, Pretty Important to Me

Kristen Houghton | Posted 12.06.2013 | Style
Kristen Houghton

Somewhere along the road to adulthood I discovered what being pretty could accomplish for me and I used it to my advantage. I found out that, no matter how much effort had to go into achieving it, I liked being pretty and better yet, thought of as pretty. It worked well for me.

Life Wisdom Learned From The Cast Of 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.05.2013 | Celebrity

"Girls" may be known for its wildly quotable dialogue, but the HBO series' cast members have been full of candid confessions and quirky advice in real...

It Doesn't Take A Teacher To Make An Impact On Students' Lives

Kimone Gooden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kimone Gooden

For the last three years, I've had the privilege of being a Citizen Teacher in Oakland and San Jose schools. This is thanks to Citizen Schools, a Cisco sponsored nonprofit whose mission is to expand the learning day for middle school students in low-income communities. They do this by engaging an army of professional volunteers as "Citizen Teachers" to spend 10 weeks teaching what they already do, know or love.

Pop Culture Push Back: How One Mayor Influenced a Nation to Support Girls

Emme | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Emme

The vital balance between what young New York City's girls (and boys) regularly absorb as "acceptable" is off, and New York's Mayor Bloomberg wants to change that, for the sake of the city's future!

Lena Dunham Reacts To 'Girls' Parody

Posted 09.29.2013 | TV

Not only did Lena Dunham watch "Saturday Night Live's" parody of her HBO series "Girls," but she also said it was a "true honor." The SNL parody of...

Stand Up for Girls

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Together we will carry forward the stories of girls who could be and should be able to live out all of their dreams, for there are at least 523 million girls in the world who cannot read.

The Best Investment You Ever Sat On

John Kluge | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
John Kluge

The Water for the World Act currently before Congress puts the power of the U.S. government behind those efforts. It supports effective, localized sanitation improvement programs with transparent monitoring systems, all without adding a dime to the deficit. It deserves your attention, and your support.

Efforts to Prevent HIV Must Focus on Gender Equity

Ward Cates | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

Stereotypical notions of masculinity and femininity and harmful myths that lead to destructive behaviors affecting women's safety and health must be dispelled. We must encourage and mentor girls and women to be leaders in their communities.

Is Your Daughter a Bully?

Anastasia Basil | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Anastasia Basil

If you have a daughter, don't just talk to her about being a good person, get all up in her business the way you do with grades, sports, nutrition and safety. Every morning say to her: Be someone's discovery of kindness in the world.

Lena Dunham's Red Carpet Curse

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

Sure, we've all decided on our favorite looks from the Emmy's. Some of us even had opinions before the stars set foot out of their cars. Like me with Lena Dunham. I always know she's going to look mildly disheveled. Is that fair? No. Is it true? Yes.

One Win Leads to Another

Maria Bobenrieth | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Maria Bobenrieth

Her name is Pallavi Gaikwad and in her 'pitch' she will highlight the value of sport as a tool for positive social change in the lives of adolescent girls and their communities.

Here's Proof 'Girls' Is The Voice Of Our Generation

Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

"Girls" didn't win the Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series on Sunday night ("Modern Family" secured the honor.) The HBO show is still nevertheles...

THE AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY GOES TO...

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

"Modern Family" has nabbed the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. This is the ABC show's fourth Emmy in this category. "Modern Family" was u...