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I Refuse To Let My Mom's Sacrifices For Me Go Wasted

Tanya Devani | Posted 06.25.2014 | Teen
Tanya Devani

Instead of a porcelain piggy bank most American kids have, my mom and her friends made small pots out of clay to store the coins they saved. While her friends would buy candy for themselves with their money, my mom would save up her own coins to buy a novel from a small bookstore.

Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was 57 million last year.

First-Generation Student Graduates With Honors and Shares Her College Experience

Diane Propsner | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

College graduation was especially sweet for Jennifer Eadie. A first-generation student, she's the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Are We Afraid to Educate Girls Beyond Secondary School?

Barbara Bylenga | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Barbara Bylenga

Although tragic, the schoolgirl kidnapping by Boko Haram is also compelling because it allows the world to see the fear of educated women.

The African Women's Education Terror Antidote

Pius Kamau | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Pius Kamau

Despite a certain degree of activism by some women leaders, the progress of girls' education across Africa still lags behind that of boys at all levels and is particularly bleak at the postgraduate level.

Some Countries Spend More On Domestic Violence Costs Than On Primary Education: Report

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

A report out this week from the World Bank Group examined some of the challenges facing women around the world and uncovered some unequivocally devast...

A Month After 276 Nigerian Girls Were Kidnapped, Now Is Time to Act

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

These young girls are still being held captive, their condition is unknown, they are at extreme risk of being sexually abused and trafficked and the leaders of Boko Haram have threatened to sell them as slaves and into child marriages.

A Tribute to My Mother, Who Taught Me to Succeed Against the Odds

Angelique Kidjo | Posted 07.11.2014 | Impact
Angelique Kidjo

For this Mother's Day, I want to pay tribute to my mom Yvonne. She still has a great influence on my life.

A Letter to My Granddaughter: Bossy Can Be Beautiful

Helen Drinan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Your generation has opportunities that I never imagined when I was your age. You are able to connect in ways I never dreamed possible. I want you to soak up all of this and think about what you have learned about being a strong, educated, thoughtful young woman.

A New Script for Women: Education Over Adversity

Emily Leys | Posted 05.06.2014 | Women
Emily Leys

In many societies around the world, the current generation of young women are paving a new path for themselves and for those who will follow.

4 New Year's Tips For College Students In 2014

Helen Drinan | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Helen Drinan

In the spirit of new beginnings during this traditional time of reflection, I'd like to offer four tips for college students in 2014.

Let's Talk About This

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

We teach our students to think for themselves and to express their opinions. We also ask that they recognize other points of view.

Invest in Women. Improve the World

Alyse Nelson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Alyse Nelson

The truth is deep investments take time, but we've seen this strategy yield significant returns. Women leaders in our network are transforming communities, countries, even cultures.

Let Girls Lead Video Contest: Nafkot Aschenaki

Let Girls Lead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

Millions of girls around the world are unable to go to school. Fortunately for Nafkot Aschenaki, this was not the case. At the age of 24, Nafkot graduated from her local university in Ethiopia with a law degree.

Hope and Progress in Oman

Doug Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Ornithologists may have discovered a rare species of owl in Oman. But there's an even rarer breed of higher education exhilaration in this tiny nation, an excitement that is igniting a flame of hope and possibility in a world that so desperately needs it.

Malala and the Case for Higher Education

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

It has been rare, certainly in recent times, that someone from my home country, Pakistan, has become a household name for courage, dignity and passion for a worthy cause. Yet Malala Yousafzai has done exactly that.

Girls of Hope

Melis Figanmese | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Melis Figanmese

A documentary called Girls of Hope by Aysegul Selenga Taskent follows five girls who are fighting for their education in the Southeast region of Turkey, where 45 percent of girls cannot read or write.

Educating Mothers, Saving Children

Leith Greenslade | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Leith Greenslade

Studies have shown that half of the reduction in child deaths in the last 20 years is the result of increases in mothers' general level of education. 4 million children are alive today because their mothers got an education.

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Top Five Reasons to Choose a Women's College

Dottie L. King | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dottie L. King

Is a women's college relevant to the educational, social and leadership needs of today's woman? The answer is yes! As president of the oldest Cathol...

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

6 Lessons Disney Could Learn From Pakistan's Newest Superhero

The Huffington Post | LindseyDavis | Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Part karate kid and part superhero, Pakistan's first animated television series is a better role model for girls than any princess Disney's ever drawn...

Youth and World Leaders Recommit to Education for All on Malala Day

Lauren Greubel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lauren Greubel

Through Malala Day world leaders have the opportunity to recommit to ensuring the leaders of tomorrow are not thwarted of the opportunity today to learn, prosper and be successful, engaged citizens.

The High Cost of a College Education? It's More Than You Think

Lori Sokol | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Lori Sokol

As both primary caregiver and lower-wage worker, mature women face greater obstacles to earning a college degree, and thereby miss out on opportunities to increase their income.

In Rosie's Honor: A Call for More Women in the Growing U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Allison Grealis | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Allison Grealis

Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the publishing of Norman Rockwell's iconic "Rosie the Riveter" painting on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post.