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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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Fab Female Friday: Rana Abdelhamid, Master of the Karate Kick!

A senior at Middlebury College majoring in International Politics and Economics, Rana Abdelhamid is not your average college student.  A Truman Scholar and Pickering Fellow, Rana was recently honored at the 2014 Global Leadership Dinner hosted by the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA. 

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Donate Your Birthday and Change the World!

A girl named Annie is improving the lives of girls around the world, simply by turning 16 years old. 

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Mo’ne Davis Striking Out Stereotypes: Fab Female Friday

A 13-year-old girl from Philadelphia has entirely changed the meaning behind the phrase “throw like a girl.” 

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A powerful force with a powerful voice: #GIRLHERO Munira Khalif

It is a challenging – not to mention scary – task to stand in front of people and demand their attention. Now, imagine trying to do that in front of a conference hall filled with hundreds of youth leaders – oh, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown and education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Memory Banda: #GIRLHERO and girl advocate

This week, to celebrate International Day of the Girl, we’ve decided to give a shout out to a different #GIRLHERO every day and it all starts with Memory Banda.

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Who's your #GIRLHERO

Every day, girls around the world do amazing things – from small acts of courage to great acts of strength. Now, let’s recognize them. Cue #GIRLHERO. 

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