Empower A Girl And She'll Change The World

October 11, 2012When I found out during week 20 of my second pregnancy that I was having a girl, I was over the moon. I remember repeating over and over to myself, “I’m going to have a daughter.” And during the first four years of my daughter’s life, I often found myself repeating, still amazed, “I have a daughter.”...more

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Game Day for Girls

October 11th was the first International Day of the Girl, recognized by NGOs around the world via a series of awareness strategies and marked by the United Nations by the passing of resolutions and sharing of statistics.  It was also the day that 14 year-old Malala Yousufzai was in a Pakistani hospital fighting for her life after being shot in the head by a Taliban militant because she used her voice and intellect to advocate for access to education for girls.  The latter incident is a shocking reminder of how far girls still have to go and how much they risk in imagining a world ...more