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The winners of the Girl Rising Creative Challenge have been announced. There were 882 entries from 110 countries. While there were only 12 winners, each of the 882 entries showed that the world will be in a better place if the obsolete patriarchy can be nudged aside...

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Ethiopia Elects First Woman President

On October 20, 2018, Ethiopia elected Sahle-Work Zewde as their first female president. Her appointment followed a cabinet restructuring in which women were appointed to half of the ministerial positions, including the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Peace....

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Great 19th Century Women Photographers

The 19th century wasn't easy for photographers. The cameras were huge and the processing was messy and difficult. It would be 150 years before digital photography would make photographs easy and ubiquitous. In spite of the difficulty of the early processes, women like...

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The Poetry of Mahvash Sabet

Mahvash Sabet is free now. It takes a special person to weather ten years of torture in an Iranian prison. Mahvash Sabet was a teacher and principal who was fired for being a Bahá'í. Then she helped start an online school because Bahá'í students were not allowed to...

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A 7-year-old Girl and Your Heartbeat

If you ever wondered how the electrical signals make your heart beat, let this young lady explain it to you. Amoy Antunet wants to be a neuroscientist or a neurosurgeon. She is passionately interested in science.   Ms. Antunet has several videos on YouTube that...

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Why Women Succeed in Business

Dottie DeHart published a fascinating article in in which she lists several reasons why women succeed. We all know that women have advantages over their male counterparts, but I hadn't seen them so clearly enumerated before. With colleges and...

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GRLZ Radio: a fresh voice

I was so excited to read about this new radio station--GRLZ--in the Fall 2017 issue of YES! magazine. See or I was pleased that GRLZradio has a blog where individual young women write about their lives....

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The Netherlands Fights Sex Trafficking in India

What could be worse than being a child who is forced into a brothel? Perhaps being freed from the brothel but then treated as a criminal by the police, by your village, and even by your family. A group in the Netherlands decided to take action by creating and funding...

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What Happens When Women Work?

This list was taken from a UN report on the financial empowerment of women.  When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation—or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation—results in faster...

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I'm excited about what will happen to our planet over the next 1000 years. Women will be behind most of the good things. I'm the father of three wonderful women, the grandfather of one woman, and the great-grandfather of a little girl who will grow up in a world that women will help to shape. I'm delighted to be part of the conversation as the planet evolves into one of compassion and equity.


(c) 2016, Ron Frazer