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Collecting herstories in Egypt

TweetIn the words of Maissan Hassan, a 29-year-old Egyptian woman who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is Programme Manager for the Women and Memory Forum (WMF), a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality. Cross posted from UN Women I grew up listening to my mother’s stories of [...]
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Girls Surviving: Reflections on the Group Home Dynamic

TweetWhen I was sixteen, my mom would leave on Thursday nights to teach playwriting and acting classes to a small group of high school girls at a Group Home in town.  It was a program that her and her friend Carolyn, an actress, had founded and which they called Girls Surviving. I’m going to admit [...]
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In Afghanistan, women and girls strive to get an education

TweetIn a country where education for all remains a challenge, UN Women is supporting efforts to reach women and girls through English classes and trainings in computer skills. On 10 July, the CEDAW Committee will review examines Afghanistan’s first report on progress and challenges towards gender equality. Cross-posted from UN Women “Educating women and girls [...]
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Cultivating a New Generation of Young Female Leaders

TweetBy Farah Mohamed, CEO and President of G(irls) 20 Summit Maybe it’s the change in temperature or the adoption of 21 new sisters that has my optimism level at its highest in months. Whatever the reason, in less than 50 days, the 4th G(irls)20 Summit will take place from the Google Moscow offices. Over six [...]
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Under GOP pressure, University of Tennessee yanks funding for LGBT-friendly Sex Week

TweetTennessee is not known for being a sex-positive state. Many school systems choose, in fact, to outsource their high school “sex ed” to vaguely religious abstinence-only programs like Just Wait. We were revealed as one of the most hostile states to LGBT students when state senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville expressed his support of the [...]
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