Hope for Refugee Girls on Day of the Girl

October 11, 2017By WV AdvocacyChild Education, Gender Equity, Refugee Crisis 1 Comment

Around the world, girls face significant challenges to their safety and well-being. On the International Day of the Girl Child, World Vision, CARE, Save the Children, the World Bank, AGE Africa, and the FGM Network joined members of Congress for the Overcoming Challenges, Empowering Girls event to address challenges and opportunities for gender equality worldwide. Learn about these … Read More

We Must Start with the Girls

October 17, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity No Comments

Often we think of girls and mothers as separate.  There are girls issues’ and there are mothers’ issues.  However, with this way of thinking, we are ignoring a critical piece- the future mothers. Reflecting on the International Day of the Girl, Christy Turlington Burns and Monique Villa talk about why girls need to be at the … Read More


October 3, 2013By WV AdvocacyGender Equity 1 Comment

On Beyond 5.org we focus on the things that will help give mothers the best chance and improve the likelihood that their children will survive past the age of five. One key piece of this equation that is not often talked about is girls. When girls receive a primary school education and eventually become mothers, … Read More

The Superheroes are Girls

July 18, 2013By Lisa BosGender Equity No Comments

Summer is in full swing and so is the summer movie season, full of superheroes, aliens, explosions and monsters. Yet the best movie you may see all summer has none of these, at least not in the typical way you might think. In this movie, the superheroes are girls. The film, Girl Rising, tells the … Read More