Reporting on Forced Marriage—in the U.S.

It is one thing to report on girls forced into marriage against their will while reporting in South Asia. Quite another in the South Bronx. Or Northern Virginia.

In Praise of Willful Girls

Girl-fueled interruptions are on the rise. If they make us uncomfortable, that’s the point.

Powered By Girl Reminds Us Why Intergenerational Feminist Activism Matters

This week, Lyn Mikel Brown’s Powered By Girl hits shelves. It’s a book about how adults can help girls organize for social and political change. It’s also a book about us.

Young People Are Setting the Stage for a More Equitable Pakistan

Engaging youth in the participatory process is key to sustainable, progressive development—and often leads to empowerment and shifting norms for women and girls. The work of two young activists in Pakistan is proof.

Vision Not Victim: Changing Possibilities for Refugee Girls

“This is not about playing pretend. This is about letting them step into a moment in their future and giving them the tools to get there.”

Can More Gender-Neutral Toys & Apps Lead to More Diversity in STEM?

Let’s start now to provide for really inclusive technological engagement. If that’s one of the key desired features, then the future of STEM would be so much more interesting.

Raising My Voice for Ethiopian Girls

We, as girl leaders fighting for other girls in Ethiopia and around the world, set out to contribute to the process of putting girls at the center of global goals. I believe we have succeeded.

Melanie Martinez is Telling Teen Girls a New Story

Millions of girls now know her musical story of increasing confidence by heart—and see themselves reflected in it.

5 Key Takeaways on Ending Child Marriage from the Women Deliver Conference

Mabel van Orange, chair of Girls Not Brides, said at this conference: “A world that has child marriage will never be a world where girls and boys are equal, a world where women are equal to men.” Here’s five ways we can build a world where they are.

Why We Should All Talk About Our Periods

It might just be the year of the period: In 2016, the phrase “period panties” has entered the American lexicon; lawmakers across the country are fighting to eliminate the so-called “tampon tax”; and the cover of Newsweek has declared, “There will be blood—get over it.” The subhead? “The crimson tide is turning.” So it’s time to tune […]