Congrats to Malala!

Last Friday the amazing Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize! This year the Nobel Committee decided to award it to both Malala and Kailash Satyarthi from India for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” We have […]

Ebola Outbreak

This March an Ebola outbreak took place in western Africa and is still a major concern—especially because last Tuesday the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported the first case of Ebola in the US. Don’t freak out, though! The CDC has told everyone that there is nothing to worry about right now. According to them, […]

The Girl Declaration

The Girl Declaration is a strategy made up of five goals and seven principles to end poverty worldwide. A total of 508 girls around the globe created this strategy so that poverty can be a part of history that does not repeat itself. The Girl Effect is, “a movement… about leveraging the unique potential of […]

More Than Me

Liberia is a country in Western Africa that just celebrated a decade of peace after a lengthy civil war that nearly destroyed the country. In the past decade the nation has made a lot of progress—including electing its current president and first elected female head of state in the entire continent, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf! Amazing, […]

Greenpeace in India

This past July, Dharnai became the very first solar-powered village in India. After thirty long years of trying to get electricity, the village finally implemented Greenpeace’s solar-powered micro-grid. Now all 2,200+ residents of Dharnai are receiving electricity. The grid powers 400+ residences, 60 streetlamps, and even 10 water pumps. Not only will the solar-powered micro-grid […]

Malala Day 2014

On October 9, 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani and global education advocate, was shot in the head by the Taliban and almost died for standing up for girls’ rights and education. Even after a near-death experience, Malala still shared her story and spread the message that together we are all stronger than terrorism and […]

Lessons in Girl Power in Ghana’s Schools

Education for girls in Ghana is extremely rare. Between young marriage and daily household work, it’s almost impossible for young girls to receive a proper education. Even when they are given the chance to attend classes, the teachers may not be as reliable and helpful as they need to. The limited resources make it difficult […]

I AM THAT GIRL WORDS CAMPAIGN

Hi Everyone! Sometimes it’s really difficult being a girl, especially a teenage girl, but there is this awesome new organization called I AM THAT GIRL that will totally help you through the rough times. I AM THAT GIRL is a community that encourages every young girl to be the best version of herself. They motivate […]

Victoria Justice says: Help a Girl Up!

Hey friends! Have you seen this music video from Victoria Justice? She’s a huge supporter of the UN Foundation campaign Girl Up. Girl Up is a super cool cause because it gives American girls the opportunity to become leaders and to help girls in developing countries have access to education, healthcare, sanitation, safety—just like we […]

Chime For Change

  We’re so excited about Chime for Change, a new global campaign to raise awareness and funds for girls’ and women’s empowerment. The campaign focuses on education, health, and justice. Celebs like Kate Hudson, Beyonce, and Salma Hayek Pinault have come together to speak out on these issues. Follow @chimeforchange and let your friends know […]