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5 Amazing Ways Women and Girls Are Breaking Gender Stereotypes Worldwide

The past week has been pretty epic for women breaking gender stereotypes -- from celebrations for Ada Lovelace Day, celebrating the world's first computer programmer, to Warner Bros.' long awaited announcement of a Wonder Woman movie in 2016.<p>Our Imagining Equality project has been keeping careful …

Leading From The Top: How Female Mayors Are Helping Women In Tech

When it comes to attracting more women to technology, location matters. On average, women make up less than one-third of the nation’s tech community, according to a recent study by RJ Metrics. But in cities run by female mayors, the picture is different.<p>In Las Vegas, women make up 65 percent of the …

The Battle Of The Sexes, Reduced To Pictograms

Designer Yang Liu tackles gender cliches in the bedroom and the boardroom, using simple, colorful graphics.<p>In <i>Man Meets Woman,</i> a new book from Taschen, Beijing-born, Berlin-based designer Yang Liu manages to reduce already reductive stereotypes about men and women to pictograms–a playful attempt to …

Conman pretended to be quadriplegic for two years but was caught walking around Tesco

Alan Knight, 47, insisted for two years that he was too ill to stand trial for conning his elderly neighbour out of £40,000, a court hears<p>A fraudster who pretended to be a quadriplegic who would slip into a coma was caught taking shopping trips and holidays with his family.<p>Alan Knight, 47, insisted …

Arizona ban on same-sex marriage struck down as states give up fight

Marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska were struck down on Friday, while a federal judge in Wyoming ordered the state to allow same-sex marriage but stayed his decision for nearly a week to allow an appeal.<p>The conservative attorney general in Arizona said he wouldn’t challenge the decision of US …

Fighting censorship in the Middle East is nothing new - but the battleground has changed

As a child growing up in the Middle East in the 70s, I clearly remember rifling through my mum’s then popular women’s magazines and chuckling away with my sister as we searched for the censoring department’s black marker pen “colourings” on nearly every page of the society and entertainment …

Good Jobs or Healthy Planet? We Can Have Both

<i>If we really want to fix the environment, then we need to join coalitions with organizations that focus on changing our economic system too.</i><p>This article is published as part of New Economy Week and in Yes Magazine.<p>We are heading toward a potentially severe clash between environmentalists who …

What Will Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Mean For Girls' Education?

When Malala Yousafzai found out last Friday that she'd won the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, the 17-year-old Pakistani girl didn't celebrate immediately. Instead she returned to a chemistry class at her high school in Birmingham, England.<p>It was a fitting reaction …

When You See What She Made, You’ll Never Look At Water The Same.

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>This is SO cool!! Meet the …

Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola outbreak

Children of many victims across Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea left destitute and alone<p>Thousands of children across West Africa have been left orphaned by the Ebola outbreak, with friends and neighbours too fearful of the disease to take them into their homes.<p>As the outbreak sweeps across …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

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How One Young Woman Escaped Childhood Abuse and a Forced Marriage

<i>by Adam Grannick for the Moral Courage Project</i><p>Nashwa el-Sayed grew up in Alexandria, Egypt, in a violent home. Her father and stepmother both beat …

A Day For Global Girls Gets People Talking, But Then What?

Tomorrow marks the third International Day of the Girl Child, designated by the U.N. to highlight the need to create a better world for adolescent girls.<p>It's a day when activists ramp up efforts to make the public aware of issues like child marriage, violence against girls and the lack of access to …

Malala Yousafzai pleads for Nigerian abducted girls

<b>Malala Yousafzai has called on Nigeria to intensify efforts to free 219 schoolgirls who were abducted by Islamist militants six months ago.</b><p>The Nobel Peace Prize winner said campaigners needed to raise their voices "louder than ever" to demand the freedom of the girls.<p>The Boko Haram group sparked …