Layla* is one of them. Her family's home had been destroyed, and her mother could no longer afford to keep her fed or safe
We knew immediately that this visit would be beneficial for us because we noticed that the staff of Rafiki not only spoke about sustainability, they fully incorporated it as the basis of all their work.
By then Kamala had taken stock of the most pressing needs of the villagers. She had helped individual families and had started
Hint: it's not boys.
LitWorld focuses two-thirds of its work on empowering women and girls with transformational literacy because two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are women and girls. And illiteracy equals profound vulnerability.
This past weekend, 40 aspiring teen leaders gathered for a weekend of inspiration to challenge the status quo, live confidently and change the world. It's a big undertaking, so we sought the advice, insight and stories of incredible female role models.
"Give me your definition of what it means to be a girl?" That is the question photographer Kate Parker asked 13-year-old Callen Swiegart between her football game and cotillion class.
Being called bossy is no fun. And I'm all for people not using the word "bossy" as negative shorthand for girls trying to flex their burgeoning leadership skills. But as one friend mentioned to me, maybe a better approach is teaching our girls to "stand up," rather than making them believe we can change the behavior of others.