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Crowdsourcing the Feminine Intelligence of the Planet: Interview with Jensine Larsen

Jensine Larsen is the founder of World Pulse, a global media platform and communication network devoted to bringing women a global voice. Photo credit: Andrea Leoncavallo About six years ago, I had a vision of what life would be like if women from all over the world could hear each other’s voices through different media […]

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Why Invest in Girls?

  “My dream is to see every girl educated, in every country,” said Malala Yousafzai, two weeks ago as I listened to her in an audience of bloggers, entrepreneurs and visionaries at the Social Good Summit in New York City. Earlier this year, 16-year old Malala became the youngest person, and only girl, ever nominated […]

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GIRL RISING: The Missing Part of the Conversation

This article was first published in The Huffington Post.   Why educate girls? If you educate girls, goes one argument, you’ll break the cycle of poverty in your country in one generation. And, goes another argument, if you educate girls, you’ll increase your GDP. Thirdly, goes another argument, you’ll gain social progress in your country […]

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Annie Gersh is Goddess of the Week!

Annie Gersh is a Teen Advisor with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign designed to harness the energy and compassion of girls in the United States to help girls in developing countries. Annie is 13 years old and attends Marlborough School in Los Angeles. Her school is an independent all-girls school for grades 7 […]

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Queen Rania Helps Kick Off Girl Up’s ‘Unite for Girls’ Tour

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined hundreds of teen girls at a Girl Up rally in Los Angeles last Friday to raise awareness and funds to help adolescent girls in developing countries around the world.

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Girl Up: Give a “High Five”

One such campaign, which had its official launch this month, is called Girl Up. Started by the United Nations Foundation, Girl Up was created to channel the energy and compassion of American teen girls as a powerful force for change. As Girl Up global advocate Queen Rania of Jordan has put it, “Girl Up is […]

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The Clinton Global Initiative: Empowering Girls and Women

“So when you educate a woman, you really do transform societies,” said Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan yesterday in the panel discussion. “It’s not just about doing girls a favor, it’s really about benefits that cascade throughout society and really make a huge difference.”

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