Girl’s empowerment

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Tuning in to Change

Written by Ryan Borcherding, International Training Officer, Theatre for a Change We’re packed inside a small broadcasting studio in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. It’s 6:59pm.  In a minute, we’ll hit the airwaves live.  The tension – the excitement – is palpable. Tisinthe! – meaning “Let’s Change!” –

Girl Power: 2015 International Day of the Girl

October 11th, International Day of the Girl, is a perfect opportunity to celebrate all the girls you know.  Tell them how strong they are.  Tell them how important and powerful they are.  Tell them they can do anything they choose.  Tell them how important their

“Countries Should Thrive, Not Just Survive.”

Opening up the panel, Greg Beck, FHI 360‘s Director of Integrated Development, told the story of one particular attempt to aid in relief efforts. After great effort, and amassing donations and supplies, they opened boxes to find stacks of things like inflateable toilets and acne

Rev. Harry Knox, president and chief executive officer, The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is joined by faith leaders and human rights advocates at a press conference across the street from the White House to call on President Obama to take executive action on access to safe abortion for women and girls raped in conflict. Photo Credit: John Nelson Photography

Faith Leaders, Advocates, Urge Obama to Break Barriers to Safe Abortion

Rev. Harry Knox, president and chief executive officer, The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) is joined by faith leaders and human rights advocates at a press conference across the street from the White House to call on President Obama to take executive action on

Girls and Sport: Bridging the Gap

In the highly rewarding journey of asserting girls rights and empowering girls, everything counts. Thus, it is unacceptable that “Sport” is often overlooked in strategic frameworks and programmatic engagements, as a cross-cutting developmental platform for girls. Against the backdrop of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Breaking the Silence

Written by Amelia Savell-Boss I have been volunteering with Friends of Irise since 2013 and it only occurred to me after a few months of campaigning, fundraising and educating that I was talking about issues I no longer had to deal with. I am a

Periods Change Lives: Just a girl – yet a woman now

An original poem Written by Chandiru Barbra – Mackay Memorial College Nateete She was just a girl With the simplicity And naivity of childhood The world too friendly All faces smiling at her Never afraid of rising For shoulders were provided for her Never afraid of

Measuring Impact on Girls’ Lives

NGOs around the world are conducting a variety of interventions to improve the well-being of vulnerable women and girls. However, without assessing and analyzing the impact on the target population there is no way of proving program effectiveness. Recently, impact measuring has been gaining traction amongst researchers, NGOs,

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

Help Lesotho celebrates 10 years in the Mountain Kingdom

By Stephanie Vizi, Help Lesotho Intern International Women’s Day 2015 was celebrated in full force at Help Lesotho’s Hlotse Centre on March 13. Help Lesotho invited the King and Queen of Lesotho dignitaries and many of the organization’s beneficiaries to celebrate 10 years of empowering

Storytelling Club

Resonate partners with groups focused on women’s skill building and education, and complements their programs by offering a leadership training program rooted in personal storytelling. One of our first partner organizations was the Akilah Institute, a college that offers a unique model of market-relevant education

Davos, can you hear them?

I once had a conversation with a thirteen year old girl in Amhara, Ethiopia. Two nights prior, her best friend was forced to wed an adult man she had never met. “She screamed and hung onto the doorway of her house,” she told me as she

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