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Creating Safe Spaces for Girls

Talking about sexual and reproductive health with students is always a little bit awkward, even in the best of situations! Having these discussions within a culture that often considers anything related to reproductive health to be taboo, can be particularly challenging – and incredibly important.

Remembering America’s Lost Women

Growing up in Pakistan, I was a rule breaker. I got in trouble for speaking my mind and making my own choices, two things good Pakistani women were not supposed to do. Until I broke a rule that could not be fixed or overlooked, falling

The Young Women of Tutorial High

I met Walterine during my Baltimore to Guyana layover in the Panama City airport. Seeing that I was reading a Guyana guidebook, Walterine, a proud Guyanese, excitedly sat down next to me and began asking about my trip and my plans while in Guyana. ​I explained

An Interview with Nadia Hashimi, Author and Girl Advocate

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a book signing where author Nadia Hashimi spoke about her newest novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Pearl tells the story of a young Afghan girl (Rahima) and her great-great-grandmother (Shekiba) who both dress as

Access to Justice: A Change is Going to Come

Written by Catriona Cahill, Development Officer, Theatre for a Change In 2012, the United Nations Population Fund revealed that around 34% of the 52,000 female sex workers living in Ghana have had an unprotected sexual encounter with the police against their will. Just over one-third of

The “New” Lesotho

Written by Help Lesotho Intern, Stephanie Vizi There are two Lesothos; one old and one new. Traveling to rural Lesotho is like going back in time. Horses and donkeys outnumber the cars for means of transportation, few modern technologies exist with the exception of cell

Using Storytelling to Create Social Change

Violence is the second leading cause of death among adolescent girls globally. Not malnutrition or accidents or cardiovascular disease or maternal conditions. Violence. In fact, among girls aged 15 to 19 worldwide, almost one quarter (around 70 million) have reported experiencing some form of physical

10 Reasons To Be Thankful This Holiday Season

When reporting news of gender equality (or lack thereof), global media outlets typically focus on the negatives. This holiday season, let’s take a moment, celebrate the positives, and be thankful for forward progress. 1. Outspoken feminist celebrities like Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Amy Poehler, and Taylor Swift have helped

Food Security From the Ground Up

This is a guest post by Debby Rooney, cofounder of BEADS for Education. Teenagers in Kenya, like 16-year-old Charity, know devastating drought and famine firsthand. Charity can still recall the memories of a devastating drought and famine in 2009: A great famine befell the land

Today, I was called a ****: The Harsh Reality of ‘Cat Calling’

Note to Readers: This blog contains slang for female genitalia often used as a term of abuse. “Hey, hey sweet lips….HEY SWEET LIPS.” Head down. Don’t engage. Walk faster. “Hey sweet lips, come on over here.” “Man, she ain’t no sweet lips. That’s just a white c**t.” Jolt of

I Am That One in Ten

Imagine it. It is a hot summer day. You are a 19-year-old girl living and studying in a foreign city. You are excited to get to school because you are wearing your cute new summer dress. You squeeze onto a metro for your morning commute, your backpack

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