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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Millions of girls now know her musical story of increasing confidence by heart—and see themselves reflected in it.
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.
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 […]
Having been aware of celebrity DJ Beverly Bond’s nonprofit organization Black Girls Rock! and its annual awards show for quite some time, I must confess that this year was the first time I actually tuned into the BET show. And watching the parade of truly amazing black women from all walks of life, who are making an impact […]
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry did something unprecedented in U.S. foreign policy: He announced a new, multiagency strategy designed not to secure American trade or security interests or stem the tide of extremism, but purely to empower the world’s adolescent girls—250 million of whom live in poverty, 62 million of whom are out of school […]