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This Simple Self-Defense Program is Halting Sexual Assault Rates in Their Tracks

This simple self-defense program in Kenya fights gender-based violence by teaching both girls and boys how to respect and protect one another – and the initiative has already resulted in sexual assault rates being cut in half. The IMpower training program is conducted through 2-hour sessions once per week across six weeks, and only costs $1.75 […]

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How Chickens and Goats Caused Likelihood of Child Marriage to Plummet by 90%

Caring for a chickens means a free supply of eggs that come with them – but for these sub-Saharan girls, they offer so much more. While some African regions have outlawed child marriage over the course of the last decade, the practice is still prevalent in certain communities. Girls and

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Teen Prodigies Create App That Could End School Lunch Hunger

Alyssa Kapasi had never thought about how school children living next door to her might be going hungry every day – and that is why she is helping to create an app that will ensure every child in America can have access to a full meal. Instead of parents buying

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Watch 13-Year-old Girl Land Record-Breaking Backflip in Her Wheelchair

13-year-old Lily Rice is making headlines worldwide after she landed a heartstopping backflip in her wheelchair. This is thought to make her the first European woman – and possibly the youngest woman ever – to land a wheelchair backflip. She may only be the second woman to perform the stunt in

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Once Bullied For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

8-year-old girls are not often encouraged to play with bugs and insects, yet Sophia Spencer has become an entomological prodigy—and a role model for other girls interested in biology. The youngster had been teased for how much she loved bugs. Whenever she was seen playing with grasshoppers, the other second

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In Tunisia, one of the world’s biggest exporters of jihadists, Girl Scouts are helping combat extremism

Young people in Tunisia face a very real risk of becoming radicalised. Many members of Les Scouts Tunisiens have friends and family who have left to fight for extremist causes, so the organisation wants to reverse the trend by promoting peace and tolerance

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In Tunisia, one of the world’s biggest exporters of jihadists, Girl Scouts are helping combat extremism

Young people in Tunisia face a very real risk of becoming radicalised. Many members of Les Scouts Tunisiens have friends and family who have left to fight for extremist causes, so the organisation wants to reverse the trend by promoting peace and tolerance

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UPDATE: Afghan Girls Twice Denied Visas Just Won Silver Medals

These Afghan girls who were twice denied visas to the United States were just given silver medals in recognition of their perseverance and cultural triumph. The high school students were competing in the First Global Challenge – a robotics competition based out of Washington D.C. Despite not being from any

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White House Intervenes to Grant Rejected Afghan Girls Entry to U.S. for Robotics Contest

The Trump Administration overturned its recent decision to deny the visas of a female team of Afghani students participating in a world robotics competition. The drama of the school girls’ denied visas was widely covered by mainstream media. Even though Afghanistan is not included in the recent travel ban on

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Meet the First Girl Scout Troop For Homeless Kids in New York City

The confident female youngsters who make up Girl Scout Troop 6000 may not seem especially out of the ordinary, but there’s more to the members than meets the eye. All 22 young members of the troop are residents of the Sleep Inn, a 10-story homeless shelter in Queens, New York City,

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