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This Girl Says Selfies Might Be the Secret to a Better World

The cofounder of I AM THAT GIRL on how vulnerability leads to empowerment.  #100StartsWith1

We’re teaming up with our friends at Sambazon for 100 days of little ways to change our world. Follow along for the next 100 days of action (and giveaways) on Instagram @Sambazon and at www.sambazon.com/100. And don’t forget to tell us @GOOD about how you’re changing your world with the hashtag #100Startswith1.

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Champion: Emily Greener

Action: Write yourself a love note, snap a selfie, and share both using the hashtag #100StartsWith1.

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The Radical Brownies Are Not a Typical Girl Scout Troop

Thee Oakland-based girls’ troupe is a safe place for young girls of color.

Image via the Radical Brownies Facebook group.

Sometimes you’re like, “I want my daughter to participate in sisterhood-building activities BUT ALSO get her revolutionary education at the same time.” And that’s what the Radical Brownies are here for. The Brownies are an Oakland-based girls’ troop that’s here to educate you on LGBTQ rights, police accountability, and anti-racist activism but don’t ask them to sell you any cookies. Their place is firmly in the struggle, ya hear?

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How We Address Hunger By Empowering Women

On International Women’s Day, WFP USA celebrates one of its grassroots partners in the field, a nonprofit called the Afghan Friends Network...

On International Women’s Day, WFP USA celebrates one of its grassroots partners in the field, a nonprofit called the Afghan Friends Network (AFN), which provides literacy and vocational training for women in rural Afghanistan as well as education for boys and girls. AFN is spearheading the country’s first-ever children’s curriculum on women’s rights, which is expected to be introduced this fall.

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The Next Frontier of STEM Education: Ensuring Access For Minority Students

if students who are underrepresented in STEM are nurtured, America's sure to be able to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce.


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Despite the growing diversity of America's population, a recent study from the U.S. Department of Commerce (PDF) found that whites are twice as likely to have a science or engineering job as their black or Latino peers. To help eliminate this gap, some of the most innovative STEM initiatives are those geared toward increasing the number of minority students getting involved in those fields.

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The Next Frontier of STEM Education: Ensuring Access For Minority Students

if students who are underrepresented in STEM are nurtured, America's sure to be able to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce.

This post is brought to you by The Air Force Collaboratory

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'Girl Rising': Ending Gender Disparities in Education and Tech Access Is Key to Global Prosperity

67 million girls under the age of 15 are not in school each day. Eliminating the obstacles to that can have a multiplier effect on social change.


Every morning, students around the world wake up and go to school. However, millions of children face tremendous barriers each day that prevent them from getting what many in the U.S. take for granted—an education. The majority of these children are disadvantaged girls who are challenging the social norms of their families, their communities, and their nations that have deterred them from receiving an education.

67 million girls under the age of 15 are not in school each day. Research shows that when more girls attend school and stay, there is a highly positive impact on their families, communities and economies. Yet, around the world, millions of girls face barriers to education, such as early and forced marriage, domestic slavery, sex trafficking, gender violence and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, and school fees. Eliminating these obstacles can have a multiplier effect on social change—increasing girls' future wages, reducing infant mortality, creating more transparent businesses, increasing a country's GDP, and leading to faster economic growth.

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