'Female Schindler' who saved 2,500 Jewish children, has died aged 98
By the time she was caught and tortured by the Nazis, she'd saved 2,500 Jewish children. Yet Irena Sendler, who has died aged 98, insisted she was no heroin - and only wished she'd rescued more.
Girl Effect: Helping Poor Girls Makes Economic Sense
Infographic and Poster from Girl Effect report Each teenage mother in India can lose up to $100,000 in potential income over her lifetime. Multiply that by
'Apocalyptic' Sandstorm Engulfs Egypt's Aswan | Egyptian Streets
Egypt’s Aswan was overcome with a sandstorm in a scale never before seen, leaving at least four dead according to local reports. Local citizens and bloggers reported that many in Aswan, a popular tourist destination, were overcome with panic and terror as a huge cloud made its way over the sunny, historic city. Yousry Aref, […]
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Time To 'Girl Up': Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer
Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.
Polio's Surge In Pakistan: Are Parents Part Of The Problem?
Health workers are trying to convince parents to give children the polio vaccine, but the program faces violent opposition. Harvard researchers polled the parents. They were surprised by the results.
“Leadership is about creating new traditions that honor the dignity and humanity of every individual. Leadership is about empowering all of our people— men, women, boys and girls,” she said. “When we commit to that kind of leadership across the globe, that is when we truly start making progress on girls’ education.” --First Lady Michelle Obama addressing the inaugural class of fellows at the Mandela Washington Fellowship