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This is where we pin pictures of people worldwide reading books as a way to show solidarity with Malala Yousafzai. In other words, this is how we show the Taliban that there's no way they can stop us girls from getting an education. Ever. Send your pictures to girlwithabookmovement@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GirlWithABook Tumblr: http://girlsscaringthetaliban.tumblr.com/ Twitter: @_girlwithabook or @LivOnAMission or @LenaShareef (make sure to tweet using #girlwithabook)

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Irena Sendler A 98 year-old Polish woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and o Irena Sendler, Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw Poland, German Women, Women Names, Portraits, Make Me Smile, Wwii, Amazing Women

'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 - Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour Change The World, In This World, The Girl Effect, Gender Inequality, Human Development, Science, The World's Greatest, Social Justice, Women Empowerment

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

A sand storm moments before it engulfed the city of Aswan. Credit: Yousry Aref Egypt's Aswan was overcome with a sandstorm in a scale never before seen, leaving Egypt Culture, Egypt Fashion, Wild Weather, Visit Egypt, Lost City, Pictures Of People, Natural Phenomena, Extreme Weather, Mayo

'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, […]

Guardian Princess Book Series Created To Empower Girls Beyond The Tired Disney Mold. They are a group of superheroes who focus on more than just beauty. Girl Empowerment, Badass Women, Prince Charming, Change The World, The Guardian, Book Series, Role Models, Girl Power, Feminism

We love it! "Meet the new princesses of the new fairytale series with modern sensibilities and an environmental theme, The Guardian Princess Alliance. Creator Setsu Shigematsu aims to overhaul the princess archetype and recasts princesses as environmentally conscious with a do-it-yourself attitude. Read more at NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/12/15/251157298/once-upon-a-time-the-princess-saved-the-environment?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook"

The Woman Stats Project is "the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world" Information is power and these stats, maps, and infographics give voice to the most poignant issues facing women globally today. Can O Worms, Days For Girls, Malala Yousafzai, Nation State, International Development, Pictures Of People, Oppression, Social Justice, Human Rights

The WomanStats Project

The WomanStats Database is the largest crossnational compilation of data, statistics, and maps on the status of women worldwide. Organized by country, we have over 350 variables for 176 countries.

A great piece on our friends at Girl Up! "Watch out, Congress: Girl Up activists came to the nation's capital in June to lobby for issues affecting girls in the developing world" The Girl Effect, Malala Yousafzai, Pictures Of People, Power Girl, Change The World, Soccer, Teen, Activists, School

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.

 Women's political participation must be strived for! Where Are We Now, Political Participation, Malala Yousafzai, Men's Day, Pictures Of People, Books To Read, Infographic, Politics, Twitter

MakeEveryWomanCount on Twitter

“Where are we now? Women's political participation must be strived for! #infographic #africanwomensday”

World Day against Trafficking in Persons Malala Yousafzai, World Days, Pictures Of People, Human Trafficking, Stand Up, Drugs, Books To Read, Pdf, Education

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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Reaching children in the most remote regions of Pakistan still proves to be a challenge for polio vaccinators. As always, education is key. Malala Yousafzai, Pictures Of People, Pakistan, Remote, Parents, Challenges, Key, Education, Children

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.

Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women. Malala Yousafzai, Michelle Obama, Boys, Girls, Boy Or Girl, Leadership, Attitude, Globe, Washington

“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