girl rising

Around the world, 62 million girls aren't in school -- but FLOTUS is pledging to change that.
Our world is incredibly global and if one girl in India is set on an upward trajectory of education, employment, as well as financial and personal fulfillment, she can transform the trajectories of those after her.
Four social entrepreneurs, Sruthi Narasimha, Shiza Shadid, Janet Salazar and CJ Peak, have a passion to facilitate a vibrant, diverse and harmonious world. These women have an inclusive approach to empowerment.
Let's face it: The world can be pretty cruel to girls. Sometimes, it doesn't feel safe at all or the media are bombarding our senses with confusing information. It's hard to be a girl, but it also can be pretty fabulous.
You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.
Time is running out for dialogue, and it is time for non-profits, governments and the private sector to chime in and take practical steps towards girls' education.
"To me the common thread for the girls in the film, was that they each believed (against all evidence) that they deserved more. They just had a deep sense of their own power and potential."
While the semantics of "feminism" tend to polarize people, its definition is very simple: equality between men and women.
Girls deserve to be the narrators of their own stories. While obstacles remain, a new generation of activists are using media to create innovative, interactive experiences that teach, inspire and give voice to girls -- and the women they will grow up to be.
Malala forces our moral conscience to recognize that she is just one of many and asks us to do what we should have done a long time ago: ignore these girls no longer.