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Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Empowering Girl Activists Through Art

Dariya is a 17-year-old activist in Kyrgyzstan, standing up for girls’ rights with arts and humor. She shares her story about creating Girl Activists of Kyrgyzstan through Bishkek Feminist Initiatives, a recent Global Fund for Women grantee partner that helps to foster the creation of young women’s groups and empower young women’s activism and leadership. […]

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

EmPOWER Girls: Before, During and After Crises

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) on October 11 marks the beginning of a year-long effort to spur global attention and action to the challenges and opportunities girls face […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Tray Of Locust Beans

LOUD WHISPERS:  A Tray Of Locust Beans

The person sitting next to Mabel nudged her. Her name was being called. She hadn’t been listening. Her mind was far away. Many years away.  She had been thinking about the pain. She had often wondered how it was possible for any human being to survive that kind of pain. Then her mind wandered even […]

International Day Of The Girl Child – Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.

International Day Of The Girl Child – Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.     Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not […]