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Indian Feminist Authors Create Children’s Book Series To Challenge Harmful Gender Norms

Indian Feminist Authors Create Children’s Book Series To Challenge Harmful Gender Norms

A group of feminists in India are working to chip away at harmful cultural gender norms that do not have a place in the world in 2018. Collectively they are […]

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Women’s Empowerment At The Core Of This All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit In Zimbabwe

Women’s Empowerment At The Core Of This All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit In Zimbabwe

A new all-female anti-poaching unit launched in December 2017 was formed at the unique intersection of female empowerment and environmentalism. Akashinga, which means “the brave ones”, is based in Zimbabwe […]

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Activist Hannah Song Left Corporate Job To Launch Non-Profit Helping North Korean Refugees

Activist Hannah Song Left Corporate Job To Launch Non-Profit Helping North Korean Refugees

North Korea has been in the news quite prominently of late due to its leader Kim Jong Un testing nuclear weapons throughout 2017. The issue of potential war with the […]

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Photojournalist Helps Child Marriage Survivors Document Their Lives Through The Lens

Photojournalist Helps Child Marriage Survivors Document Their Lives Through The Lens

A post shared by Too Young to Wed (@tooyoungtowed) on Nov 7, 2017 at 12:44pm PST Child marriage. Two words that should never ever be put together in a sentence, […]

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Figure Skater Who Recovered From A Major Injury Wins Championship & Sets Sights On Olympics

Figure Skater Who Recovered From A Major Injury Wins Championship & Sets Sights On Olympics

Remember the name Emilia Murdock – she is undoubtedly a future American Olympic champion, which we are unafraid of saying given her impressive achievements so far. Oh yeah, and she’s […]

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Rwanda’s First All-Female University Is Training Up The Next Generation Of Women Leaders

Rwanda’s First All-Female University Is Training Up The Next Generation Of Women Leaders

Rwanda is a country of startling opposites. On one hand, it is the global leader in terms of percentage of women in government – 64%. On the other, the idea […]

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Harvard Doctor Launches #QuoteHer Campaign To Amplify Female Physicians In Healthcare Journalism

Harvard Doctor Launches #QuoteHer Campaign To Amplify Female Physicians In Healthcare Journalism

Never underestimate the power of a social media campaign. From the recent #MeToo conversations about sexual assault to the #sayhername movement to elevate the names and lives of black women […]

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Canadian Indigenous-Black DJ Empowering Marginalized Youth To Feel Represented In Media

Canadian Indigenous-Black DJ Empowering Marginalized Youth To Feel Represented In Media

The power of representation can never be underestimated. For many of us who grew looking at mainstream media and feeling like we didn’t belong due to the limited representations on […]

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Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Senegal-Based Non-Profit Working Toward The Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is one of the most heinous acts of violence perpetrated toward young girls. It is the procedure of surgically altering part of the vagina, and […]

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Fmr Silicon Valley Venture Partner Launches Educational Startup To Eliminate Shame Around Sex

Fmr Silicon Valley Venture Partner Launches Educational Startup To Eliminate Shame Around Sex

When we think of the cultural landscape around sex in the US today, we see increasing amounts of polarization. Whether it is an unhealthy pornification on one end of the […]

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Get Familiar With “Periodical Diary” – The Digital Platform Designed To End Period Shaming

Get Familiar With “Periodical Diary” – The Digital Platform Designed To End Period Shaming

It’s 2017, people. And yet, period shaming and menstrual stigma is still a thing. But before you think, “oh that’s just an issue that affects people in countries like Nepal […]

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11 Year-Old Colorado Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device Inspired By Flint Water Crisis

11 Year-Old Colorado Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device Inspired By Flint Water Crisis

The future looks incredibly bright and hopeful if it is going to be run by young women like Gitanjali Rao. This 11 year-old genius has won the Discovery Education 3M […]

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Pro Motorcycle Racer Shelina Moreda Joins Covergirl’s ‘I Am What I Makeup’ Campaign

Pro Motorcycle Racer Shelina Moreda Joins Covergirl’s ‘I Am What I Makeup’ Campaign

The latest Covergirl lineup, features the kind of diverse and interesting women we wish beauty brands were promoting decades ago. Sure it’s still not 100% representative of every person in […]

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Australian-Based Saudi Artist Challenging Sexist Guardianship Laws Through Her Work

Australian-Based Saudi Artist Challenging Sexist Guardianship Laws Through Her Work

It was hard not to miss the numerous news headlines touting the announcement out of Saudi Arabia recently, stating that women will finally be able to drive legally. This has […]

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This Feminist Skateboarding Collective Wants To Disrupt The White, Male-Dominated Sport

This Feminist Skateboarding Collective Wants To Disrupt The White, Male-Dominated Sport

We love women who disrupt norms in the name of feminism. That is exactly what this group of badass skaters are doing for skateboarding culture. Collectively they are known as […]