Girls are brave. They are tough. They are resilient. They have to be in much of our world girls are not valued as much as boys. In the run-up to 11 October, International Day of the Girl, Plan International is celebrating girls, highlighting injustices and challenging the world to make changes to ensure all girls […]
http://blog.leeandlow.com/2014/09/30/swedish-picture-books-and-gender-ambiguity/ A list of books that do not add to self-consciousness–from Sweden.
“She’s in a police hospital in Yola, under the supervision of the army. Even the pregnancy issue, we don’t want to talk about it because of the stigmatisation. The most important thing is that she is alive,” Mr. Abana said. Mr. Abana confirmed that the girl wandered in the forest for about three days before […]
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29372277 Yelena Serova is making history. She is about to be the first Russian woman to go to the International Space Station and only the fourth Russian woman in history to enter space. But during a Friday press conference with two of her male colleagues before lift-off, Serova — and only Serova — was questioned […]
http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/09/22/the-new-leading-killer-of-adolescent-girls/ Largely as a result of improvements in maternal health worldwide, maternal mortality—while still a leading cause of death—is no longer the number one killer of adolescent girls. That’s the good news. The bad news? Suicide now tops the list. Suicide kills more girls between the ages of 15 and 19 than any other cause—more […]
50 Women is a two book anthology series of personal stories of strength and perseverance told by 50 different women from 30 countries. In these individual stories, the women discuss their unique experiences in overcoming obstacles concerning political, cultural and societal issues, armed conflict, gender based violence, immigration, health afflictions and business ventures. Many of […]