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Malala Portrait Expected To Fetch $80,000 For Charity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact

A portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, is expected to fetch up to $80,000 for her charity when it i...

Malala's Dad: 'I Am Known By My Daughter And Proud Of It'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact

He comes from a part of the world that keeps its women hidden and powerless, yet Ziauddin Yousafzai couldn’t be happier that his daughter is the rea...

This Week In Stories That Actually Mattered: February 24-March 1, 2014

Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact

From the Oscars' troubling lack of diversity, to the Syrian refugee crisis, to Uganda's anti-gay law, here is your round-up of this week's stories of ...

Malala Helps Syrian Children Refugees Cross Border

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

After nearly getting killed by the Taliban for fighting for girls’ education rights, Malala Yousafzai is doing whatever she can to protect Syrian re...

Top 10 Religion Stories Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

2013 was a huge year for religion news. The transition of power in the Vatican, church state issues in the United States, and religious tension in the...

Is a Woman's Father the Key to Her Power?

Pythia Peay | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Pythia Peay

My father's words, falling as they did onto my young psyche, never really left me. Even today, when confronted by a situation that demands I stand up for myself, they rise up to haunt me.

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

Someone Finally Asked Malala This

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Malala Yousafzai is an international hero, and for good reason. Her recent visits to the United States have prompted rapturous coverage in the America...

Glamour and Gun Violence

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

I'm grateful to Glamour for recognizing the heroism and continuing good work of each of these women. But I also wish we didn't live in a time and place where we need to honor women's courage and perseverance in the face of gun violence.

Do You React or Respond?

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

A response requires a more cognitive and authentic perspective. It involves a higher, more advanced level of thinking and reasoning that is consistent with our beliefs and values. When we respond we tend to come from a place of integrity, remaining whole and true to ourselves

Celebrating Women and the Dignity of Family Planning

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Melinda Gates

This week, I'm on a trip with two important stops: the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York City, then the International Family Planning Conference in Ethiopia. I can appreciate how this ensemble might appear to clash -- the red carpet next to the green-brown fields dotting a country that's 80 percent rural. But sometimes juxtaposing seemingly incongruous things can reveal an underlying truth.

Education Is a Good Start

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Some people think Islam bans girls' education and limits women's duty in society to the noble position of motherhood on the sidelines. That is wrong.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Will Shutdown in 2014 Shutdown GOP? Erickson Says 'No Mas'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgErick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate why the GOP in January would reprise tactics that tanked its popularity. And will the Obamacare website "glitches" be only a mild ankle sprain or game-ending injury?

If It Doesn't Work, Shout Louder

Jennifer Z. Chowdhury | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Z. Chowdhury

Nearly one year ago, a teenage girl was shot by gunmen for defying a Taliban campaign to close schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Her name is Malala Yousafzai.

Malala's Power

Chernor Bah | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Thirteen years after world leaders committed to providing access to education to all primary-school-aged children by 2015, there are more than 57 million boys and girls out of school. Immediate action is needed, or there could be irreparable consequences.

The Grand White Savior vs. Poor Native Girl Syndrome

Aanya Niaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Aanya Niaz

There's so much fussy fuss around Malala. I'm not talking about the good-natured kind, or the saving kind, but rather Pakistanis themselves bashing th...

The Reluctant Heroine: Celebrity Aside, Malala's Cause Is Real

Anushay Hossain | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anushay Hossain

I admire and respect Malala's journey. But this level of Western applause, this tendency to over-celebrate anybody from the East is all too familiar. It makes it clearer than ever that Yousufzai polarizes her global audience.

Malala Inspires Advocacy Curriculum

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The 16-year-old Pakistani teen targeted for a Taliban assassination because she championed education for girls has i...

Queen: Malala Is 'Wonderful'

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

The Queen described the campaigning work of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, as "wonderful" ...

Why Malala Should Have Won

Ko Im | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Ko Im

Sixteen-year-old Malala has inspired not only children in her own country, but adults all around the world. It would be hard for her to return to Pakistan -- where there's current controversy even surrounding naming a school after her.

Malala Responds To Backlash, Says She's No Western Puppet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact

In response to criticism that she's become a Western mouthpiece, Malala Yousafzai says she is nobody's fool. In a BBC interview Sunday, the 16-year...

Malala and the Case for Higher Education

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It has been rare, certainly in recent times, that someone from my home country, Pakistan, has become a household name for courage, dignity and passion for a worthy cause. Yet Malala Yousafzai has done exactly that.

Where Do You Lie on the Malala Scale?

Sarah Munir | Posted 12.13.2013 | World
Sarah Munir

I had made a conscious decision not to write about Malala. It's not that her unwavering courage did not inspire a strange sense of awe within me.I often wondered what I could possibly say about the young girl that hadn't been said already? And then gradually the conversation began to change.

The Girls of Our Wildest Imagination

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Stacy Parker Le Melle

"I am a woman with a wild imagination/puppets and clowns won't steal my will/because my imagination is full of peace." - from "My Wild Imagination" by...

The Right to Be a Girl: Moving From Rhetoric to Reality

Purnima Mane | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Purnima Mane

The rallying cry for girls' education, ending early marriage and pregnancies, and preventing gender-based violence is resonating with a more global and diverse audience than ever before.