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Educating Pakistan's Girl

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Once again, the global community is in the rare position of having its eye turned toward this sweeping issue, which at present keeps as many as three-quarters of girls in the country from attending school.

Securing the Future With Youth Reproductive Health

John Seager | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
John Seager

Without the ability to control when and how to have a family, young people won't be able to drive the economic and social progress needed to secure a prosperous future for our planet and its inhabitants.

I Photograph To Remember

Alishia Osborn | Posted 12.12.2014 | Parents
Alishia Osborn

I like to take photos of things that may be a bit out of the ordinary: My kids eating, a random trip to Goodwill, the horrid bed head my middle child wakes up with every morning.

6 Physical Features You Should Love

Kali Rogers | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

I want to show you how you don't have to just tolerate your body anymore, you really can love it. Even celebrities (gasp) have some "imperfect" features, and they completely rock them. The reality is, you're hot, and you don't even know it. So allow me to enlighten you, eh?

Malala: Won the Battle But Not Yet the War

Raheel Raza | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Raheel Raza

Why is this still such a problem? While there are regions of the world in which poverty may prevent people from going to school, why is the deficiency felt so much more powerfully in one gender -- why would it not be equal?

All Of This Year's SAG Award Nominees

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment

One day before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors the year's best in film and television as Golden Globe nominees, the Screen Actors Guild...

Co-Education: A Holistic Approach to Human Rights

Barry Segal | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Nichols and Peter Luis. Peter Luis is the Founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous Education Foundation of ...

Grand Theft Auto V and the Culture of Violence Against Women

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Malika Saada Saar

We must call out the very practices that bind our daughters to a culture of violence. Even when those practices include a popular, profit-busting video game that our kids, or other family members, want for the holidays.

PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

No girl anywhere dreams of living with HIV. It's time we come together to prevent HIV and accelerate our efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation -- and enable girls everywhere to live their dreams.

Lena Dunham Put A Good Woody Allen Burn In The 'Girls' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

Seems like old times in the new trailer for Season 4 of "Girls." Shoshanna has a new haircut and never really liked Marnie, Hannah and Adam are all ki...

Jessica Samakow

The Dangerous Lessons Kids Learn From Sexist T-Shirts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Samakow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

Art by Damon Scheleur Mike Adamick was shopping at Target with his daughter when she saw a retro Superman shirt in the boys’ section. She w...

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

Why I Won't Be Buying an American Girl Doll This Year

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

I would have given anything to have intercepted that damn catalog before my over-zealous, eager-to-fit-in second grader got her greedy little hands on it.

Letters to Hadley: Looks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

The world has a habit of judging people on their looks. I wish it were different, but it's not. You'll quickly learn that everyone has an opinion on what's pretty and it's virtually unavoidable to not feel the weight of those expectations.

5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact

While the work is far from over, the world has made some strides in prioritizing women's rights and safety this year. International Day for the El...

African Youth Launch New Alliance Against Gender Violence

Randal Mason | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Randal Mason

There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.

The Origins of My Mission to Change the Way Our Daughters See Themselves

Stephanie Giese | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Giese

The shorts in my original posts are just a symptom of the problem. With this documentary we want to find out how this happened, how it became acceptable to dress our children and market to them as if they are adults, so that maybe we can find a real way to solve it.

Anita Diamant's The Boston Girl: An Immigrant's Tale, Hanging Onto the Old Ways

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

From the opening of Anita Diamant's heartwarming novel, The Boston Girl, when Addie Bauman, an 85-year-old grandmother recounts her life story to her granddaughter, I was struck by the similarities between the Jewish cultural beliefs and mores in Boston in 1915, when Addie's story starts, and in Iran, where I grew up in the 1960s and '70s.

6 Tips for Raising Daughters

Kemi Nekvapil | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Kemi Nekvapil

Our daughters will learn from us how to value themselves. Whether we like it or not, we are responsible for what they are exposed to and what they hold up as values while they are young.

The Cost of Saying Nothing to Our Daughters

Anastasia Basil | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Anastasia Basil

This "awareness" of the perfect female body never left me. How could it? The female gender is heavily marketed. If you are born with a vagina your identity has been prepackaged for you. All you need to do is follow the instructions on the box.

Menstruation Matters: How Periods Are Keeping Girls Out of School in Nepal

Loren Hyatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Loren Hyatt

For millions of women and girls around the world, menstruation can lead not only to cramps, bloating, and mood swings, but it also can lead to days of missed school and lower future economic earnings.

I Need a Boyfriend! A Teen Girl's Recipe for Validation

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Lauren Galley

I have a crazy idea, so just work with me on this one... What if the real problem is us? What is we are disrespecting ourselves and allowing this behavior to happen? The more experiences I have and the older I get, it seems as though us girls LOVE to blame the boys for everything that goes wrong in a relationship.

Letters to Hadley: Risks

Liz Olson | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

Physical risks are good to take because they'll remind you that your body is capable and incredible. But emotional risk are even better. Because they'll remind you how many feelings your capable body can hold.

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.24.2014 | Religion
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The Bar Mitzvah is to the Jews as Confirmation is to several Christian denominations. It occurs when a Jewish boy turns thirteen, and it takes place on the first Saturday after that birthday.

It Has to Stop: Warehousing Women and Children is Inhumane

Archi Pyati | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Archi Pyati

These are not family facilities. They are not shelters or temporary transit facilities. These are jails behind barbed wire, heavy security doors, metal detectors and other hallmarks of prison. Women and children locked up inside have been languishing for months. They could be there indefinitely.