This spring, the first class of young women to earn the rank of Eagle Scout has been making national news. It’s a major accomplishment for them, and at least on the surface, a major step for gender equality. The response however, reveals just how much pervasive sexism still exists in our society.
Every year on October 11 we celebrate girls for being their wonderful selves, with the right to thrive and to realize their utmost potential. Girls are our future.
Yet this year, from war zones to refugee settings to the countryside to poor urban neighborhoods, girls all over the globe are at risk.
After Kakenya Ntaiya achieved her own education goals, she decided to go back to Kenya and give back to her rural community by redefining what girls’ lives should look like. So, in 2009, she started a school where girls could be girls, not wives.
With Girl Scout cookie season upon us, we wanted to spotlight five reasons we support the critical and empowering work those cookie purchases fuel all year long.
It’s International Day of the Girl. Members of Congress should celebrate by passing the Keeping Girls in School Act.
Each year, girl leaders from the U.S. attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women as delegates. This year, three young women at that convening offered Ms. a glimpse into their activism.
In 2010, Rosana Schaack met Aisha Cooper Bruce through Rise Up’s program in Liberia. In the years since, they’ve successfully passed a groundbreaking Children’s Law and led implementation of a nationwide Girls’ Manifesto.
Unless you are part of the narrow demographic of rich, white men deemed to have rights in 1776, this new Trump administration commission won’t protect you.
WWE’s first all-female pay-per-view event, “Evolution,” felt miles away from an all-too-common refrain: “I can’t wrestle her. She’s a girl!”
After working for almost 18 years as a writer and editor, Erin Bried decided to it was time to start a different kind of publication. Kazoo Magazine has been equipping girls to become feminist leaders ever since.