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Fab Female Friday: Stephanie Sinclair, Changing the World One Photo at a Time

For decades, Stephanie Sinclair has shown the world the inequalities that exist in the lives of girls and women around the world, all without a single word.

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A Big Step to Stop Child Marriage in Malawi

Imagine being 15 years old, forced to marry an older man, drop out of school, and have a child as a child yourself.

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Reflections on the First Oregon Girl Up Leadership Summit

It was the morning of Jan. 24, and I was full of anticipation.

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5 Things You Need to Know about FGM

Today, we want to bring awareness to a crucial issue affecting more than 130 million girls and women around the world; a practice that threatens a girl’s health, safety, and personal integrity, and one that is deeply rooted in inequality between the sexes- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 

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Save the Date: Girl Up Leadership Summit 2015

We are excited to announce that the 4th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit will take place from July 13-15 in Washington, D.C.

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Fab Female Friday: Elizabeth Nyamayaro, The Woman Behind HeForShe

Emma Watson had us all standing up and cheering as she gave an impassioned speech on gender equality last September, and urged men around the world to stand up for the empowerment of women.  Just last week in Davos, she stood up again at the launch of Impact 10x10x10 to mobilize governments, universities, and corporations to join the movement. Long before she took to the podium though, there was another woman busily creating the blueprint for what has now become known as the HeforShe movement.

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2015 will be a year for girls

2000 was an important year for many people. Many of my classmates were born, the New York Yankees won the World Series, and then-United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan introduced the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). 

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December In My Village

December is a dangerous time for young Maasai girls. During this month, they are home from school for the holidays and at higher risk of undergoing FGM and forced early marriage.

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10 Facts You Should know about Violence against Girls

Empowering adolescent girls has a crucial role to play in ending gender-based violence. In many ways, adolescent girls and young women are more vulnerable to physical, psychological and sexual violence than adult women.

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But first, let me take an #UNselfie

‘Tis the season for coats and scarves, holiday sales, and...selfies?  

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