As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]

What Tomorrow Brings… Compelling Documentary Takes Close Look At Educating Girls in Afghanistan

October 25, 2016 by

In spite of the global attention to the issue, girls in Afghanistan continue to struggle as they pursue an education. In the new documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmmaker Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges, ... [Read More]

Yours: A Comic About Consent And Empowerment

October 25, 2016 by

“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.” With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours. ... [Read More]

All-Girl Team Of Inventors Awarded Grant For Solar Powered Tent To Combat Homelessness

October 25, 2016 by

Today, a group of 12 high school students from the DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, California are being recognized for their invention to combat homelessness in LA using solar powered collapsible tents for shelter. They are one of 15 InvenTeams across the nation to be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the ... [Read More]

Young Woman Defies Community And Culture To Pursue Feminist Dreams And Empower Moroccan Girls

September 22, 2016 by

By Bochra Laghssais - Growing up in a little Amazigh village called Tazarine in the desert oasis of Morocco means being born into family tribe which is dominated by men.  My community works on a segregated system that discriminates against women because of their gender. The only expectation for a woman is that ... [Read More]

#DeclareYourAmbition Campaign Aims To Encourage The Next Generation Of Political Leaders

September 20, 2016 by

Women are 51% of the U.S. population yet hold only 22% of elected offices in the United States. We need 140,000 more women in office to have equal representation at every level of government. Ignite National, an organization that provides young ... [Read More]

Teacher Holds An Experiment With Students To Illustrate Gender Gap In Congress

September 15, 2016 by

New Jersey teacher Nicholas Ferroni is a vocal supporter of equal rights in and out of the classroom. Recently, he held a little experiment with his students to illustrate the gender gap in Congress. “Men make up 80% of Congress, giving them the majority vote on issues that directly affect women,” ... [Read More]

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