2016: A Post Mortem

For girls, 2016 has been a fairly typical year. A year characterized by suicides, kidnappings, rapes, systemic abuse, and cyber-bullying. But there have been good moments as well: the amazing girls at the Olympics, Isabella Springmühl Tejada’s premiere at...

IDG 2016: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress

In 2011, the UN declared the 11th of October as the International Day of the Girl, to empower girls and to acknowledge the discrimination and inequality girls face on a global, and staggering, scale. The theme for the 2016 International Day of the Girl is Girls’...

Marley Dias’ Campaign for #1000 Black Girl Books

  I always love hearing about young girls creating a meaningful difference in some way, so when I read that Marley Dias had created a book drive for books with main characters who are black girls I was very excited. 11-year-old Marley, who is from West Orange,...

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