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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.

'Community' Fans, Rejoice

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.22.2014 | TV

She may have graduated from NBC, but now one "Community" alum is going for her PhD in HBO. TVLine reports that Gillian Jacobs is set to star in a r...

32 Things That Only Your Best Friends Understand

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The fact that life can and does pull you a million miles away from each other, but your friendship doesn't wither. Distance only makes the time you do have together more special.

Shame, School and Our Girls

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Katie Mgongolwa

Investing in women is not a luxury; it is important for human rights, for progress, for a country's success.

Adela Mohseni: 'Any People Who Are Not Aware of Their Rights Will Not Live in Peace'

Unveiling Afghanistan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Unveiling Afghanistan

"I don't think there is a civil society in Afghanistan. There are many people from overseas who are working in Afghanistan, but they will leave as soon as there is some turbulence."

The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls and What We Must Teach Our Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have a confession. I have been up all night feeling sickened. I am sickened with worry about the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their school-Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria.

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."