#girls

  • Article: Serena Williams Narrated This Powerful Ad During the Oscars and It Hit Everyone in the Feelings
    Girls & Women

    Serena Williams Narrated This Powerful Ad During the Oscars and It Hit Everyone in the Feelings

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 25, 2019

    “So if they want to call you crazy, fine. Show them what crazy can do.” Read more

  • Article: Pregnant Women Urged to Get Ebola Vaccine During Deadly DRC Outbreak
    Health

    Pregnant Women Urged to Get Ebola Vaccine During Deadly DRC Outbreak

    Feb. 25, 2019|Voice of America

    There have been about 853 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo since August Read more

  • Article: New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal
    Citizenship

    New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 18, 2019

    Black women are twice as likely to feel pressured to straighten their hair than white women. Read more

  • Article: Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting
    Girls & Women

    Violence, Fraud, and Sexism Block Nigerian Women From Voting

    Feb. 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Women were attacked and forced to forfeit their spots in line to men at the polls last year. Read more

  • Article: Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate
    Citizenship

    Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 13, 2019

    The new Barbie line includes dolls who use wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs. Read more

  • Article: After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage
    Girls & Women

    After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    Feb. 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Nearly 10,500 girls in Jordan were married before reaching their 18th birthdays in 2017. Read more

  • Article: 7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women
    Girls & Women

    7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    By Sophie Maes  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    These superstars are breaking boundaries and empowering women and girls around the world. Read more

  • Article: Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice
    Girls & Women

    Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice

    Feb. 7, 2019|Voice of America

    The cultural practice can have serious medical consequences. Read more