Global movements for social change are being led by girls, who are the most affected by environmental, labour and social justice issues.
Telling girls to smile pressures distracts them from the very real, dangerous and sometimes deadly challenges that girls around the world face.
The Fearless Girl statue stands across from the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district.
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It’s clear that when girls and young women are at the forefront of major social justice movements, the old structures of patriarchy and misogyny can be challenged and hopefully dismantled.
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A new Greta Thunberg biopic has drawn criticism from those who don’t see the value in the stories of young lives. But children’s voices matter — and Thunberg’s is potent.
Ahed Tamimi is in a courtroom at the Ofer military prison near Jerusalem, Feb. 13, 2018. The Israeli military judge overseeing the trial of Palestinian teenager Tamimi ordered all proceedings to take place behind closed doors.
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Why do we know the story of Malala, the Pakistani student who survived a brutal attack on her school by the Taliban but not the story of Ahed, a Palestinian girl who stood up to Israeli forces?
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
A young Chibok schoolgirl rescued two years after being abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Abduction, sexual violence, early marriage: a few of the choices facing adolescent girls who ought instead to be in school.
This spellbinding documentary tells Malala’s story while shining a light on a global injustice
People celebrate Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in her home town Mingora in Pakistan’s Swat valley. But history suggests the prize, shared with Kailash Satyarthi of India, is unlikely to reconcile their nations.
The awarding of a shared Nobel Peace Prize award to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, and a 60-year-old Indian man, Kailash Satyarthi, is historic and aimed at conveying multiple messages…