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Un International Day of the Girl

12 Years a Slave, an Eternity for Women

Jennifer Danielle Crumpton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jennifer Danielle Crumpton

Epps did not love Patsey; he consumed her. He lusted and wielded his power over her, made her inhuman, made her want to die.

International Day of the Girl: Looking to the Past and the Future

Annie Gersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Annie Gersh

If we want to be able to tackle global issues, we must utilize not 50 percent of our population, but all of our population. The time to act is now.

Half of Our Potential

Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward | Posted 12.11.2013 | Impact
Vice Adm. Robert S. Harward

If we think it's acceptable to give only half our population opportunity, then we will reach only half of our potential. In this day and age, this shouldn't be a fight at all -- for anyone.

Why A Day Dedicated To Girls Is Necessary

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

In honor of the event, some of the day's organizers asked me to grapple with the question, "Why is this day necessary?"

Malala's War -- Diary of a Pakistani School Girl

Rukhsana Hasib | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Rukhsana Hasib

Let us add our voices to Malala's voice and fight this hypocritical madness. This is a crime against humanity and Muslims must come together from every corner of the world and set the record straight.

International Day of the Girl: Doing Right by Girls Everywhere

Maria Eitel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Maria Eitel

The question is how we really reach the 250 million adolescent girls living in poverty today. Our starting point has always been and will continue to be girls themselves. We all need to ask ourselves what we know and truly understand about adolescent girls, or indeed what we think we know.