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9 Examples Of What It Means To Be 'Such a Girl'

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

There is no one thing that makes someone a girl, and more importantly, you could not think of a less insulting insult than to call someone a girl. Many girls like flowers. Many boys like hockey. I like flowers and I like hockey. Don't define people and their traits by their gender, define them by how helpful or hurtful they are.

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."

Role Models Matter -- and So Does Training

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

Fewer than 60 percent of girls have met a woman in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) career. Maybe that is part of the reason why women represent only 14 percent of the engineering workforce. If there were more role models, how many more girls might be inspired to pursue a passion in engineering or start up a tech company?

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."

What's Wrong With Being a Smart Girl?

Lauren Galley | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Don't wear a short skirt, you might get raped. Don't be a smart girl, you might get kidnapped. As crazy as these statements sound, there is more truth...

Bring Back Our Girls

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Jonathan Schmock

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Massoud Hassanzada: 'The Biggest Challenge Facing Afghanistan Is Absence of True Progressive Forces to Combat Ignorance, Corruption and Fanaticism'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Poverty, violence, ignorance, plunder, and deception are the fruits of the class society, based on profit-making at any cost."

One Thing I Hate About Parenting

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Harvey

I hate finding out later about that thing that happened at school. That thing that had a tenor and tone that suggests it was one of those moments when one of those itty-bitty, inside, innocent and vulnerable parts of your child got smooshed. Maybe just a little, but smooshed nonetheless.

The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

When I originally offered to help with my daughter's first book club, it was as a simple show of support for my 7-year-old bookworm. Flash forward four years and nearly 50 books later, the club has become one of the most valuable volunteer gigs of my parenting career.

In the World We Want, Nigerian Girls Can Go to School Without Fearing for Their Lives

Latanya Mapp Frett | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Latanya Mapp Frett

Nigerians and people around the world are increasingly demanding the safe return of more than 200 schoolgirls who are still missing after militant extremists from the group Boko Haram staged a mass kidnapping in the northern region of the country. The situation does not seem to be getting any better. This week, reports emerged of a second kidnapping of 11 more girls.

#BringBackOurGirls: UN Says Access to Education Is a Universal Right

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

This horrific act offends our common humanity and demands global outrage and action. We have a responsibility to rally behind the parents, people and government of Nigeria and bring the girls back home to safety.

Abdul Hamid Mobarez: 'Democracy Is the Choice of the People and It Is Up to Them to Protect It'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"Against such a backdrop of fundamental, structural changes, the Taliban will not be able to dominate Afghanistan again. The free people of Afghanistan would never allow that scenario to be repeated."

Don't Blame Islam for Boko Haram

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 07.09.2014 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

End this sensationalism, please. Let's bring the filthy thugs of Boko Haram to justice, yesterday. And let's stop elevating their status by linking them to Islam in our headlines from tomorrow.

Wahida Samadi: 'The Taliban Will Never Really Change'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My greatest fear is that after 10 years of efforts to promote women's rights, a group may take over the political power that does not believe in women's identity or even the fact that they are human beings."

Dr Saheb-Nazar Moradi: 'We Must Unite Against the Extremists to Defend the Achievements of the Past 10 Years'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"We are living in a society where political despotism, social and economic injustice, unbalanced culture and education and cultural and identity authoritarianism prevail."

5 Tips for Moms Raising Teen Daughters

Kali Rogers | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Kali Rogers

Girls must develop the confidence to go out into the world and take care of themselves, and they can't do that if they don't believe they have the answers.

Mahbuba Jamshidi: 'It Would Be a Tragedy for Women to Lose Their Legal Status and Rights in This Political Game'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I only fear instability and insecurity. I fear that the insecurity may lead the political powers to strike some kind of bargain that trades away women's rights. It would be a tragedy for women to lose their legal status and rights in this political game."

Aziz Deldar: 'My Greatest Fear Is a Day When I May Not Be Able to Express What I Think'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The courts should be one of the important sources for women to rely on in this country. Unfortunately, the courts are very corrupt and are permeated by a strongly misogynist attitude, which seeks to use gaps in the law to punish women."

Sonia Iqbal: 'We Have Not Planned for Economic Recession, But It Is Sitting on Our Doorstep'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"International statistics indicate that we will have around 400,000 to 500,000 unemployed people after the withdrawal of the international forces and a fall in foreign aid."

Bearing Witness: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Do The Lives Of 276 Nigerian Girls Matter?

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

How is it that 276 schoolgirls are kidnapped in Nigeria and the world is almost silent in response?

Bakht Mohammad Bakhtiar: 'We Will Return to the Dark Days of the Past If We Are Not Careful'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"My two daughters were forced out of education under the Taliban. We were forced to migrate to Pakistan and my family had to weave carpets with me to make a living. It was a hard work that we had to do in awful, unhealthy underground workshops."

Hasina Safi: 'One New Phenomenon Is the Men Who Believe in Women and Their Power'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"The traditional society is one of the biggest deterrent factors. Even educated members of society attempt to prevent women from working outside the home. Another factor is the extensive level of illiteracy, and general lack of skills, amongst women."

Making Children Count

World Vision | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
World Vision

They are denied education, health services, and at risk for exploitation, abuse and underage recruitment into armed forces. All because they do not have a simple piece of paper we take for granted -- a birth certificate.

One Place You Won't Find the Confidence Gap

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

I have been around confident, amazing women my whole life -- from school, to work, to the mothers of my children's friends, there are confident women all around me. And I, myself, have had a successful career. With that said, when I think deeply about it, I do see examples fairly frequently that can fall under the theme of the confidence gap.