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Pathways to Power for Girls Worldwide

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Buffett

We've seen what is most difficult to measure and most fundamental to change: the power a girl holds within herself. That power burns bright in amazingly brave girls as they challenge convention and open whole new horizons of change.

Girls Are the Key to Solving Poverty

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Maria Eitel

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWe cannot leave girls out of the equation. Why? Because adolescent girls are uniquely disadvantaged, yet they have the most potential to make the greatest change.

Achieving Global Gender Equality: Men in Support of Women

Peter Buffett | Posted 12.05.2011 | Impact
Peter Buffett

Men must be called upon not to act "on behalf of" women, but to support women to have more power to act on behalf of themselves.

Wangari Maathai: A Dream of Trees

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Jennifer Buffett

In formally establishing the Green Belt Movement in 1977, Wangari was wise enough to see that for the disempowered, planting trees was in fact a radical act of self-assertion, a method of laying claim to the life-giving power of one small corner of the Earth.

Let's End Child Marriage in a Generation

Jennifer Buffett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women
Jennifer Buffett

On a learning trip to Ethiopia, where 49 percent of girls are married before they are 18, I came face to face with one of the biggest challenges that holds back the world's female population and keeps countries mired in poverty: child marriage.

The Nike Foundation On Unleashing The 'Girl Effect'

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Maria Eitel is the founding President and CEO of the Nike Foundation where she works to unleash the girl effect, the unique potential of 600 million adolescent girls.

Investing In The 'Undervalued Assets' Of Women And Girls

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Pamela Shifman, Director of Initiatives for Women and Girls at the NoVo Foundation, discusses the status of women, philanthropic investment, her advice to President Obama, and much more.

A New Kind of Investing: The Philanthropy Secretariat in Liberia

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia's democracy is just beginning to turn a new page, and a group of strategic international philanthropists are hoping to play a role in catalyzing that process.

Peter Buffett and Angelique Kidjo Release Single to Support Girls in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I have been trying to interview Emmy Award-winning composer/philanthropist Peter Buffett for two years. I wrote about Grammy Award-winning UNICEF G...