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Nigel Barker’s Message to Girls

Nigel Barker, fashion photographer and former judge on America’s Next Top Model, writes an open letter on the power of girls and the value of education My 3-year-old daughter, Jasmine, amazes me every day. In all of my travels around the world as a fashion photographer, I’ve never seen anything…

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10 Inspiring Reasons to Lift Up Girls

Following Women Deliver, a global conference to address maternal health and the importance of empowering women and girls, the Girl Effect put together a list of  ’10 Inspiring Reasons to Put Girls First.’ 1. “We have joined together to raise our voices in a single call to action – girls’…

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Biking for Change

A bicycle in the hands of a rural African can change everything. Simple, sustainable transportation in the form of a bicycle transforms lives. A bicycle can improve access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity allowing people to travel greater distances in a shorter amount of time. Join us July 19-20,…

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Women Deliver

This week, World Vision is participating  in Women Deliver. This global event brings together women’s rights advocates, policymakers and civil society groups in Malaysia.  This is the third event of its kind.  From the website: Women Deliver 2013 is the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health…

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What Can Love Do?

What can love do?  Does Love Do?  Yes, Love Does. Last week in Tacoma, WA the first Love Does conference took place.  Hosted by Bob Goff, the theme was that love does stuff.  It is as simple as that- when you love, things happen that can change the world. Joining…

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Can There Be Peace When There is Violence Against Women?

  Strong Women, Strong World has seen the effects of conflict on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the rates of gender based violence are some of the highest in the world.  Journalist, Leigh Cuen writes about women in places of war and the myth that conflict, women and…

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Capitol Hill Turns its Attention to Child Survival

“World Vision’s efforts to target malnutrition focused on three main areas: utilizing household and community-level leaders, including religious organizations, to educate women and families; empowering healthcare workers to respond to undernutrition, and using simple interventions, timed visits, and targeted messaging to fight malnutrition at every stage. In Ethiopia, where 47…

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75% of Maternal Deaths are Preventable

  In sub-Saharan Africa, women have a 1 in 39 chance of dying in childbirth compared to a 1 in 3,800 chance in developed countries. Approximately 20% of the disease burden for children under five can be linked to poor maternal health.  However, a recently released 2012 report finds that:…

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Girl Rising Premieres at World Bank

Last week, the World Bank used Girl Rising as a platform in calling for a global effort to educate girls. The event was co-hosted by 10X10, Intel Corporation, Vulcan Productions and the World Bank Group. President Jim Yong Kim, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Justine Greening, Secretary of State of International Development, UK, Holly Gordon, Executive Producer of Girl Rising,…

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Women Fighting for Change in India

There is no question that the plight of women in India is not an easy one.  Global attention turned to India this past December when a medical student was brutally raped by a group of men and died.  This is not the last time we heard about gender-based violence in…

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