Girls who experience physical violence are more likely to be victimized as adults: new report #domesticviolence # #womenstatus

The Consequences of Violence and Abuse Domestic violence, abuse, harassment, and stalking have a multitude of individual and societal consequences. At the societal level, female victims of intimate partner violence over the age of 18 in the United States lose about 5.6 million days of household productivity and nearly eight million days of paid work […]

Can’t Ride Bikes? Girls in Afghanistan Ride Skateboards. #girlsskateboards #Afghanistangirls

Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich created the non-profit Skateistan in 2007, a grassroots project that connects youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan. The organization, which has since grown to an award-winning international NGO, caught the attention of London-based photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson and inspired her to visit the program in Kabul in 2012—especially after learning 45% of the students were […]

Our Bodies, Ourselves & Contraception: Facts #ourbodiesourselves #pregnancy #birthcontrol

So here it goes: When you’re considering which type of contraception to use, it’s helpful to look at the typical-use rate. Then, try to be honest with yourself and decide whether you should move closer to the perfect-use rate or further away. It might also help to look at pregnancy rates beyond one year — after all, we’re not […]

A Mother Who Works? Her Girls/Boys Have Different Advantages #workingmothers #pewresearchcenter

Forget feeling guilty…In a new study of 50,000 adults in 25 countries, daughters of working mothers completed more years of education, were more likely to be employed and in supervisory roles and earned higher incomes. Having a working mother didn’t influence the careers of sons, which researchers said was unsurprising because men were generally expected […]

Like comic book heros? Meet Marvel’s woman superhero. #marvelcomics #janefoster #breastcancer

Most importantly, this new comic book hero addresses the idea of a woman taking over what has historically been a very masculine role. The transition lends itself to some of the best scenes and dialogue in the series thus far. And she is battling breast cancer, a real threat to too many women. After seven […]

Girls Not Brides: Over 14 million girls a year marry before age 18 #endchildmarriage #marriage #girlseducation

(Link below to a resource kit for educating/funding/advocating regarding child marriage) Child Marriage Around the world One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15. In 2010, 67 million women 20-24 around the world had been married before […]

Pathways to Power: Creating Sustainable Change for Girls #becauseiamagirl #girlsspeakout #girlsrights

Girls’ rights are human rights: the way forward (link to report below) “You have to raise collective awareness… you have to communicate with other people, because a single person can’t change the world. An idea can, certainly, but you need other hands, other eyes, other voices to make it a stronger initiative.” Cecilia Garcia Ruiz, […]