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Malala's Crusade For Girls' Education Reaches Her Mother, Who Learns To Read And Write

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

After Malala Yousafzai nearly lost her life in 2012 when she was shot in the head by the Taliban, she instantly became a vehement spokesperson for the...

Malala's Inspiration

Robert Walker | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Robert Walker

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgChanging social norms is hard work, but changing age-old attitudes and behaviors in poor, remote areas is particularly difficult. While we are inspired by Malala and her dad, many in rural Pakistan still find the idea of empowering girls to be dangerous and repugnant.

What Adolescent Girls Around The World Can Teach Us

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Yasmeen Hassan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGirls enabled to grow up to reach their full potential have the power to change the world for the better. Investing in girls and building their protective assets is one of the best investments we can make for a safer, more sustainable and peaceful world.

Our Fathers, The Strident Feminists

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Kolleen Bouchane

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgForget about the biology of it for second (that was mom's job), my dad never let on that he thought there was a difference in when I could speak, how I could learn, what choices I should have or what I should be allowed to achieve and contribute with my life. My dad never questioned that I would grow up to be his equal, to be the equal of my brothers. To my dad, my value as an equal to boys and men was a basic truth.

WATCH: Want To Raise A Confident Daughter? A Dad From One Of The World's Most Oppressive Countries Shares A Powerful Lesson

TEDTalks | Posted 08.15.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

When she was 15 years old, Malala Yousafzai dared to speak out against the Taliban. Her father offers a window into a world where girls aren't allowed to leave the house, let alone speak their minds -- and he makes a plea for change.

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.