Child Bride Immolated: Who Will Care? Now and Tomorrow? #girlsnotbrides #afghanchildbride #stopchildbrides #girls rights

KABUL, Afghanistan — As a young girl, Zahra (who has only one name) became consumed with the idea of a life of learning, seizing on every new opportunity that trickled to her isolated town in the western Afghan province of Ghor. In a school drama, she performed the role of Parisa, a young girl barred […]

Why Invest in Teenage Girls? 6 Graphics Tell Us Why #empowergirls #invenstingirls #UNDESA

Six reasons why investing in teenage girls is absolutely critical – not only for girls, but for the world. There are more young people today than at any other time in human history. Today’s generation of young people, those aged 10 to 24, accounts for around 1.8 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion people. In […]

New Latina Disney Princess a Princess After All: Good News and the Same Old News #elena #disneyprincess #genderstereotypes

“It was finally my time.” (Duh) Those words, spoken by the animated Princess Elena in the first episode of “Elena of Avalor,” a new Disney Channel series, are meant to reflect power: The zesty teenager has reclaimed her tropical kingdom from an evil sorceress. But the line has a deliberate double meaning. With Elena, Disney […]