3 Girls Taking the Lead on Education, Gun Violence & Climate Change

“The Most Famous Teenager in the World”: Malala Yousafzai First, there was Malala Yousafzai, the children’s education activist from Pakistan. At age 16, , she was horribly injured in an assassination attempt by the Taliban who sought to silence her voice that proclaimed every GIRL should be educated.  Her long recovery was exceeded only by […]

Huge Climate Change Movement Led By Teenage Girls Is Sweeping Europe. And It’s Coming To The US Next.

LONDON — A huge student protest movement led almost exclusively by teenage girls and young women is sweeping Europe, and it’s on the brink of breaking through in the US. So far this year, tens of thousands of high school–age students in Belgium, Germany, and Sweden have boycotted class and protested against climate change. The […]

10 worst countries for children in conflict areas

The Save the Children International charity says at least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and related effects, with Afghanistan listed as among the 10 worst countries to be a child. “Increasingly, the brunt of armed violence and warfare is being borne by children,” the U.S.-based organization said on February 15 in […]

Period. End of Sentence. Documentary Film Led by Girls Explores Menstruation Taboo

Stream it on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81074663 When a group of feminist high school students at Oakwood School in North Hollywood first learned about the taboo surrounding menstruation in developing countries, they were compelled to do something about it. Through an organization called Girls Learn International, they were paired with a partner organization in India, and were alarmed to discover […]