10 Facts About Female Genital Mutilation You May Not Have Known #EndFGM

10 Facts About Female Genital Mutilation You May Not Have Known #EndFGM

Today marks the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. It is vitally important that we raise our collective voices today and frequently throughout the year to help stop the violence against young girls who are literally mutilated in the name of culture and custom when they have to endure a lifetime […]

Upcoming Conference: Women Advancement Forum (Banjul, Gambia)

Upcoming Conference: Women Advancement Forum (Banjul, Gambia)

Over the next few months we will be helping to promote one of the largest women’s conferences in Africa – the Women Advancement Forum. The forum will be held May 24 – 29, 2014 in Banjul, Gambia at the Sheraton Hotel. The Women Advancement Forum (WAF) is Africa’s most attended global gender conference. WAF is […]

The Importance of Clean Cookstoves – A Personal Experience

When I was in Tanzania in October I went into a traditional Massai hut where a mother was inside making beans in a kettle over a red hot fire. The fire was ridiculously hot and I couldn’t believe how the woman and her family could endure the heat and smoke from cooking. While I was […]

Push the Envelope for International Youth Day

Push the Envelope for International Youth Day

To celebrate International Youth Day today, join Catapult.org, the leading crowdfunding site for girls’ and women’s issues, and fund a program that will specifically help girls in developing countries. Projects can be funded quickly and simply on Catapult.  OXFAM: Provide education for 6,000 girls in Pakistan’s flooded regions by flood-proofing 30 schools and campaigning for the right of […]

The Importance of Education for Girls

The Importance of Education for Girls

Much of yesterday’s Women Deliver 2013 conversation centered around education for girls. Without at least a primary education girls in poor and middle income countries cannot properly contribute to their country’s economy nor to their household. Girls who are fortunate to prolong marriage are able to attend school longer than if they are married away by […]

15 of Our Tweets from Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Plenary Session #WD2013

15 of Our Tweets from Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Plenary Session #WD2013

Expectant mothers in South Delhi at a Save the Children’s Mothers Group. May 24, 2013 Photos: Jennifer James

Key Tweets from Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Session #WD2013

Key Tweets from Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Session #WD2013

(Above) Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO , Global Fund for Women Storify by Social Good Moms Mon, May 27 2013 19:42:41 Key Tweets from Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health Session On the first day of the Women Deliver 2013 conference, here are key tweets we read during the plenary session: Investing in Women’s Reproductive Health […]

A Look at Pathfinder’s ‘Women Who Dare’ Series

A Look at Pathfinder’s ‘Women Who Dare’ Series

Pathfinder International, a leader in women’s sexual and reproductive health, launched a new series called, “Women Who Dare” on International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8. The series of interviews and stories feature daring women around the world who are doing groundbreaking work on behalf of women and girls. Women Who Dare includes Q&As with […]

Day of the Girl Posts From the Global Team of 200

Day of the Girl Posts From the Global Team of 200

As you probably already know yesterday was the first-ever International Day of the Girl. (Global Team of 200) Members of the Global Team of 200 wrote poignant posts about Day of the Girl and what it means to them. Read the posts here: DayoftheGirl More posts about International Day of the Girl: (Impatient Optimists) International Day of the […]

Female Genital Mutilation Banned Under New Somalian Constitution

Female Genital Mutilation Banned Under New Somalian Constitution

Somalia has a new government and with it a new provision in its constitution in Title 2: Article 15: Liberty and Security of the Person that bans female genital mutilation (FGM). The new law states: Circumcision of girls is a cruel and degrading customary practice, and is tantamount to torture. The circumcision of girls is prohibited. […]

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