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Girl Up: My Stroll With Melissa Hillebrenner

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

Girl Up's vision is that, all girls, no matter their geographical location, have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

The Urgent Need to Stand Against the Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

(Author's note: I was asked to share my vision of social justice in support of the 2014 Mashable and 92Y Summit being held this week as part of the UN...

The Time Is Now To Take Action To Save The Lives Of Millions Of Mothers And Children

Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

Fifteen years ago, a group of world leaders came together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to commit to a vision of a better future. ...

A Different Kind of Social Enterprise Is Helping Communities See Clearly

Neil Blumenthal | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Neil Blumenthal

Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.

Why the World Needs Entrepreneurs

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

I have always known that entrepreneurs were risk takers: they make visions into reality by developing new products, processes and markets. So what happens when all the definitions for entrepreneurship merge?

Why Must We Pay Attention to Women's Economic Empowerment?

Tina Wells | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Tina Wells

The question should not be, "Why must we pay attention to women's economic empowerment?" Instead, the question should be, "How can we afford to not pay attention to women's economic empowerment?"

18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
2morrowknight

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another?

Tweet Sensation

Amy Neumann | Posted 12.23.2013 | DC
Amy Neumann

A D.C. Power Player is someone making serious moves in Washington D.C., and producing memorable work that reverberates beyond its city limits.

Empower, Advocate, and Celebrate With 11DaysofAction

Sofia Stafford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Sofia Stafford

Around the world, girls are forced to overcome obstacles that are bigger than we can even imagine here in the U.S. We have all seen the staggering statistics too many times.

18 Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
2morrowknight

When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world - one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday?

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

Every Woman Every Child Teams Up with +SocialGood

Nicole Schiegg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Nicole Schiegg

At the U.N., a discussion was recently held about harmonizing the global women and child health narrative. Every Woman Every Child and +SocialGood teamed up to hone new ways to curate the women and child health story through the power of innovation and new media.

What the World Needs Now Is Girl-Centered Advocacy

Denise Dunning | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Denise Dunning

Following a gradual evolution of development priorities, the global community now recognizes that investing in girls is one of the most successful strategies to alleviate poverty, reduce infant and maternal mortality, and improve health and educational outcomes.

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.

World Malaria Day and 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Joseph Peterson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Joseph Peterson

According to the World Health Organization, 650,000 people still die every year from this preventable disease, and most of those people are children under five years of age. Stop here and let that sink in: 650,000.

Where Social Impact Meets Professional Identity

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

One can certainly say that throughout history it's been individuals who have turned the tide against evil and entropy. What's changed in this age of social media is the extent to which -- and the speed with which -- warriors for good can be assembled.

The Athena Doctrine: The Rise of Feminine Values in Leadership

John Gerzema | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
John Gerzema

For the poor, basic services remain the key to survival; and in Lima's busy streets, no one has done more to help them than the women's police unit founded by activist Silvia Loli.

Why Moms Matter

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Today, we launch Global Mom Relay -- an interactive, online conversation over the next 62 days that features moms, celebrities, experts and others who will shares stories of motherhood and talk about what we can do to improve the health of mothers and children around the world.

Headed to Uganda With the UN Foundation

Jennifer Burden | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Burden

This week I'm one of 9 Shot@Life champions who have departed on a delegation to Uganda to view UNICEF's Child and Family Health Days. So many things are running through my mind.

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

Freida Pinto | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Freida Pinto

Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.

Every Voice Matters

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

He doesn't run a large company, lead a government agency or record the music he so loves on a major label. But 8-year-old J.D. Malkin has quite a voice.

A Life With TB And HIV

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Many people think tuberculosis is a "poor man's disease" and that those who are infected with tuberculosis must also have HIV. For Alice this was true, but it is certainly not always the case.

Do Something Uncontroversial

Kate Grant | Posted 07.10.2012 | Impact
Kate Grant

At the Fistula Foundation we work every day to help women injured in childbirth in Africa and Asia, get life-transforming surgery to take them from li...

Celebrating International Women's Day Every Day

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Today, on the 101st anniversary of International Women's Day, we celebrate girls and women, and the tremendous contributions they make to families, communities and the world.

Girls Advocating for Girls

Kathy Calvin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Girls have the powerful potential to be innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in their communities, if given the chance and environment to thrive.