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What Is a Girl Worth?

Tedi Ware | Posted 06.20.2014 | Impact
Tedi Ware

Many parents and community leaders cling fiercely to the traditional belief that it's a waste of money to pay school fees for a daughter since her destiny is to marry, bear multiple children, and manage the home.

I'm Just a Girl

Linda Roy | Posted 06.18.2014 | Women
Linda Roy

Why do some women undermine themselves and others? Why do they vote against the female candidate and insist that women shouldn't be part of the military? What are they afraid of? Are they threatened in some way?

Boys (and Girls) in Chairs: What's Love Gotta Do With It?

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about love. I am what I like to refer to as a hopeless bromantic (just a guy looking for another guy looking for ...

Empowering Youth around the World: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In our practice of daily giving this week, our team funded several projects that are focused on empowering school aged children across the globe. The...

HBO Fought 'Girls' Over That Controversial 'Money Shot'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.17.2014 | Entertainment

Remember that time Adam Driver ejaculated on Shiri Appleby on "Girls"? It was a controversial scene, which left some to to ask whether it was the firs...

It Was Maria von Trapp All Along

Erica Ford | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

My daughter and I spent a lovely couple of years playing with trucks, books, instruments and blocks. Then she turned two. Every single gift she received was Disney Princess folderol. I watched with dismay as she received crowns, magic wands, dolls and rash-inducing synthetic nightgowns. 

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really own them

45 Things That Are Better Than Having A Boyfriend

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

What is the greatest part about not having a boyfriend? It's understanding that you do not require one to be complete.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

Birth Registration: The Missing Link of Child Protection

Celia Buckman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Teen
Celia Buckman

It's really a simple concept. Every child, no matter where they live or what their circumstances, should be acknowledged by their governments of their existence.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

What Women Want... the Big R

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Lauren Galley

In today's society women are more independent whether it be having a career, being a single parent or obtaining a higher education. The shift towards equality allows women to take charge of their life decisions as they pave their way towards the future.

Don't Blame Girls for Their Own Sexualization

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

The problem is not only women copying the standard, but the media itself. The media doesn't create these standards from thin air, but perpetuates them by sensationalizing them in the same way they do with celebrities or news story.

How to (Really) Get Girls Into Coding

Lydia Loizides | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology
Lydia Loizides

No matter how hard we try, we have yet to overcome the realities of what computer science, and STEM in general, means to the majority of young girls in their everyday lives: nothing.

28 Things I Want Girls to Know...

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

I want all girls to know that knowing how to restore themselves, how to take the time to do things that bring joy, solace -- reading for pleasure, yoga, knitting, baking, running, taking a bubble bath -- is time well spent.

Democratizing Muslim Girls' Education

Nushin Arbabzadah | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nushin Arbabzadah

Boko Haram's kidnapping of Muslim school girls in Nigeria has turned the education of Muslim girls into an internationally debated question. I come from Afghanistan, the first country where Muslim girls' education was turned into a global cause célèbre in 2001.

6 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

Not every transition into womanhood should be as tumultuous as mine. There are six lessons every woman-to-be must learn in order to bypass those accidents of adolescents and truly step into her own glorious self.

End the Stigma: Why Menstruation Matters to Women's Rights

Kriti Sharma | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Kriti Sharma

A basic human function like menstruation should no longer be a justification for denying women and girls with disabilities their basic human rights. It should no longer be a barrier to education, to independent reproductive choices and bodily integrity, or to freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment.

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.

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl's Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels. Wear slippers when you're traveling. Wear slippers at all moments that it's even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.

Proud Dad Of Two Geek Girls Talks... Of Boys and Princesses

John Marcotte | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
John Marcotte

Boys need to learn that watching a movie about princesses does not necessarily mean you want to be a princess. Putting yourself in a woman's shoes does not make you less of a man. It makes you more of a person.

There's An App For That

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.27.2014 | TV

Who doesn't love apps? They make our lives easier and there's one for every need. Recognize the tune, but can't name that catchy commercial jingle? Th...

Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

I have been attending this Maker Faire for years. It is amazing to see how popular the event has become, drawing over 100,000 this year. But, I saw little of the ethnic diversity that we celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area. African-American and Hispanic families were few and far between.

mFistula: A Mobile-Based Film and Advocacy Initiative to Help End Obstetric Fistula

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Regardless of the location, there are countless fistula stories about women who live in extremely remote areas or are too poor to afford the transportation to a facility where free services are available. They are left living their entire lives in physical and social discomfort.

Rising Voices of Women and Girls of Nigeria

Cynthia Obioma Ezeani | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Cynthia Obioma Ezeani

We must keep and maintain this engine of the new face of Nigerian female activism, which is gaining traction with the nationwide protests and initiatives to find the abducted Chibok girls. This campaign must continue to run strong so that younger women may see and know that it is not a sacrilege to recognize injustice and speak against it.