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Women to Watch: 4 Girls’ Empowerment Champions

Meet four women who are changing the world, one girl at a time. Read More »

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TONGA: It's Time for Girls to Stop Taking a Backseat

After enduring limitations from society on the sole basis of her gender, Ana Ake is acutely aware that the future of her small island nation will depend on men and women rising together. Read More »

"In order to do this we must see men as our allies, our partners through thick and thin."

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NEPAL: Pen and Poltergeist

Haunted by girls who have been silenced by poverty, early marriage, and pregnancy, Sangita Thapa wields her own power of expression to channel their yearnings. Read More »

"It’s a battle for emancipation that each one of us must fight in solidarity with those who can’t fight for themselves."

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ZIMBABWE: Little Light, Lighting Big Torches

For Pelamutunzi, being a girl meant ridicule, adversity, and fear. Today, empowered by her hard-won education, she is advancing a new definition of girlhood in Zimbabwe. Read More »

"It is time for girls to rise up and swim in the pool of unity."

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AFGHANISTAN: The Cost of My Freedom

When Zahra Saifey went off to university, she knew she would gain knowledge. She didn’t know she would shed the security blanket of her restrictive background to claim her autonomy and radically alter her worldview. Read More »

"Before going to university, I was blind. I could not see the world as it is."

10 Ways to Help Girls Transform the World

Crowd sourced solutions for girls’ access to education. Read More »

"We don't have to take on the impossible goal of creating a seed. All we need to do is plant it."


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Watch "A Girl Rising" on CNN

wow what a powerful program "A Girl Rising" is, its on CNN and they do replay it or search it out from the CNN news site. … Read More»

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A Fountain of Knowledge in the hills of Kuppum

(This story was originally published in the Women's International Perspective, a California based news/media agency that voices unique perspectives of women globally). … Read More»

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