Girl Advocate

                          Below is a letter from 10-year-old Maliya Nkungula, a grade five pupil in Chingale Area Development Programme, in Zomba district, southern part of Malawi. Maliya writes to Obama and other leaders of G8 and in her letter, she…

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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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Finding Hope in Rwanda: A Q&A with Jacqueline

Rwanda is still reeling from the effects of the 1994 genocide, 19 years ago last month, that killed an estimated 1 million people in 100 days, devastating the country and its people. World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative is assisting women in Rwanda, particularly those impacted by conflict, AIDs…

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It Only Takes a Girl

Back in April we posted an incredible video made by a girl who was moved to make it after seeing a National Geographic piece on child brides.  We are moved by her passion, determination and action.  In this video she tells more about herself, her inspiration and the challenges and rewards of…

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The Most Powerful Force

We believe that empowering women and girls build a better world for everyone. Your gift can help give aid where it is needed most.

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The Long-Term Solution

Women and girls are the key to long-term, sustainable development. – Raj Shah; USAID

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Bolivia: The Recovered Land

In Bolivia, World Vision’s Strong Women, Strong World initiative is providing financial training, services and savings groups for entrepreneurs. Loans are offered to disadvantaged Bolivians, allowing them to generate income through agriculture, raising livestock, neighborhood services, and local trade. The following story was contributed by Berenice Mollo, World Vision Bolivia….

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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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To Boston. From Kabul. With Love.

Last week we posted a response to the Boston Marathon bombings.  Accompanying the post was a photo of two Afghan women holding a sign that read ‘To Boston From Kabul with Love.’  The photo is a part of a series as is the photo above.  These pictures are beautiful, but inevitability draw questions…

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What is in your Netflix Queue?

Do you ever flip through your Netflix queue wondering what to watch?  The next time you just aren’t sure what to choose, check out some of our suggestions below.   Here are our movie suggestions for the weekend-   Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Filmed in…

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