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Mural Depicts Malala As Rosie The Riveter, Two Icons Who Know No Limits

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact

Since she survived a gruesome Taliban attack nearly two years ago, Malala Yousafzai has been called many things -- an activist, a leader, a much-neede...

On Malala Day, Prepare To Be Wowed Again By The Teen Activist's 10 Greatest Contributions To Humanity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

It’s been almost two years since the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai, and her resolve to bring education to every child is stronger than ever before. ...

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Will Return Home 'Soon,' Nation's President Pledges To Malala

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact

* Teenage activist backs campaign for abducted girls' return * Malala says Goodluck Jonathan made pledge during meeting ...

Meet the 25-Year-Old Powerhouse Behind the Malala Fund

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Colleen DeBaise

At a recent Smart Girls Conference in New York organized by Emily Raleigh, Shiza Shahid spoke about her early activism, her work with the Malala Fund and her message for young girls.

There's Work to be Done

Amy Cooper | Posted 07.14.2014 | World
Amy Cooper

As the world watches in horror and keeps their fingers crossed for the safe return of the 300-plus girls captured in Nigeria, there has been much conf...

Malala To Donate Proceeds From Portrait To Nigerian Girls' Education In Move Of Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

In an inspiring (and meta) move, ardent education activist Malala Yousafzai will donate the proceeds from the sale of a portrait of herself to help gi...

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

Malala: 'Girls In Nigeria Are My Sisters'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.07.2014 | World

"The girls in Nigeria are my sisters." These are the encouraging words of Malala Yousufzai for more than 300 girls recently kidnapped in Nigeria. ...

Malala Portrait Expected To Fetch $80,000 For Charity

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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.