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Smarter Girls Make for Smarter Futures

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It doesn't take long to see that there are few better ways to change the course of the world than to get girls into school and to keep them there. Fur...

School's Out, Progress Is In

K. Sujata | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in publicly funded programs. It has increased girls' access to public education, extracurricular programs and, yes, athletics, for which it's best known.

My Road to Womanhood: Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

April Rudin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
April Rudin

In 1964, Rex Harrison pondered the question: why can't a woman be more like a man, through the music and lyrics of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Ler...

Why Boys Are Failing In An Educational System Stacked Against Them

Lori Day | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education
Lori Day

Educational experts proclaim that we have a crisis in the education of boys in this country. The media attention to this topic has been extensive, yet I do not see the systemic changes that are needed.

We Are Alive: A Call for a New Women's Global Movement

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Literacy is the human rights issue of our time. Let us advocate for each other to seek the power of words to change worlds.

Americans Prefer Sons To Daughters

Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

What ever happened to parents-to-be saying, "We don't care whether it's a boy or a girl, as long as it's healthy?" According to a new Gallup poll ...

How to Talk to Little Girls

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Lisa Bloom

I always bite my tongue when I meet little girls, restraining myself from telling them how darn cute and well-coiffed they are. What's wrong with that? It's our culture's standard talking-to-little-girls icebreaker, isn't it?

What Does It Take to Educate a Girl? (and Why Does It Matter?)

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 08.22.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

For millions of girls, going to school is a life dream that's out of reach. Why? Early marriage, child labor, pregnancy, lack of access, violence. Solving the problem is a gauntlet deeply grounded in cultural traditions and the ripple effects of poverty.

Raising Wholesome Children in Today's Culture: 10 Tips for Parents

Lori Day | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women
Lori Day

Following the publication of my recent Huffington Post article, "It's Time for the Global Village to Stand Up for Our Children," I feel much less alon...

A New Day for Gugu

Jane D. Wurwand | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Jane D. Wurwand

I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa, where I spoke about microlending, financial independence, and women's empowerment to more than 1,000 women during meetings held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Daughters, Self-Worth, and Dads

Kristen Houghton | Posted 08.19.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Women become who they are because of how their fathers treated them and the women around them. A good relationship with Dad is beneficial in all ways, present and future.

Step Up Inspiration Awards Show What's Possible When Women Come Together for Girls

Tabby Biddle | Posted 08.16.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

The 30 women in Kaye's living room decided it was time for them to take action on that day and create something that could better their future and the future of other women.

Exclusive Interview With Eve Ensler, Recipient of the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marianne Schnall

Playwright and activist Eve Ensler is one of the most inspiring people on the planet, and I have been blessed to have a front row seat to her amazing journey.

An Open Letter to Whoever Is Responsible for Dressing the Mannequins at Free People Stores

Annie Stamell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Comedy
Annie Stamell

Some mannequin dresser has got a good eye because those mannequins somehow manage to convince people that they totally should buy a sequined paisley print mullet dress that will look best when accompanied by a grandmother's crochet sweater.

WATCH: Cheesy 90s Kids Rapping About Phone Manners

Posted 07.25.2011 | Comedy

Tired of people talking on their cellphones in public? Wish that rude customer had known how to politely ask whether you had any boy band CDs in your ...

Protecting The Mothers of Tomorrow

Deborah Richardson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Impact
Deborah Richardson

Let us join together to create zero tolerance for the buying and selling of children for sex because if even one girl is trapped in sexual slavery, it is one girl too many.

Every Mother's Greatest Wish: A Better Future for Their Kids

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

GATE provides educational scholarships, including school fees, uniforms, text books, bicycles, lunch and boarding, to over 600 at-risk and exploited young girls in Cambodia.

I Am Pregnant. Please Shut Up: An Etiquette Lesson

Cathy Alter | Posted 07.07.2011 | Style
Cathy Alter

Word had got out that I was pregnant, and it didn't take long for one of the guests to come barreling across the room, eyes shining with the unwavering focus of someone about to cut a line of cocaine.

Putting a Girls' Education Spin on National Poetry Month

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Never underestimate the potential of a tweet.

On Girls and Bikinis

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.28.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

Are we so obsessed with self-image and plastic surgery these days that we think young children think like we do: "Mommy look, I have perfect boobs now!"

Don't Know Melanne Verveer? Why you Should

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Homa Sabet Tavangar

Women stand at the center of every type of dramatic change occurring in the world today: whether it's coordinating relief in Japan, consolidating democracy in Egypt or running Facebook.

Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

Tokyo Maid Cafes: Where Cute Japanese Girls Slap & Spoon-Feed Customers (PHOTOS)

La Carmina | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

At a Japanese maid cafe, customers pay good money to be pampered by cute, young girls in frilly costumes. The role-play goes pretty far. Waitresse...

Republicans Are Becoming Democrats

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

As a Democrat and a liberal, I used to worry about the party becoming ineffectual. Like others, I urged party members to man up, talk tough, avoid fal...

Music is Universal, Education Should Be Too

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Girls around the world fascinate me endlessly. Although I'm 25, I'm able to develop a bond, and an awareness of their dreams, through social media.