Girl on a Mission

Instead Of Retiring At 70, Gina Glantz Launched A Website Dedicated To Fighting For Gender Equality

Instead Of Retiring At 70, Gina Glantz Launched A Website Dedicated To Fighting For Gender Equality

When most career people turn 70, they start to look forward to retirement. Not so for Gina Glantz, the woman who decided to use that milestone as an excuse to […]

February 27, 2017 ×
Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

Escaping Child Marriage, Usha Choudhary Now Educates Other Families From Giving Away Underage Girls

According to UNICEF, 60% of women aged 20-24 today were married before the age of 18. Despite the Child Marriages Act being implemented in 2006 which outlaws child marriage, it […]

February 24, 2017 ×
First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

First Saudi Woman To Summit Everest Shuns Traditional Expectations To Conquer World’s 7 Highest Peaks

She is the first woman from Saudi Arabia to summit Mt. Everest, and after already conquering 6 of the world’s highest peaks, she now has her sights on completing the […]

February 21, 2017 ×
Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

Malawi’s First Female President, Joyce Banda, Pens Op-Ed On Empowering Girls In Africa

She rose to power as Malawi’s first female president in April 2012 and continued on until she was defeated at the next election in May 2014. In 2012, she was […]

February 9, 2017 ×
Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women

Indian Feminist Orgs. Hold Regular Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons To Increase The Visibility Of Women

With the knowledge of women’s historical achievements and iconic lives not always being included in historical and academic texts at the same rate as historical and influential men, there has […]

February 7, 2017 ×
India’s First Female Commando Dr. Seema Rao Has Been Training Indian Forces For 2 Decades

India’s First Female Commando Dr. Seema Rao Has Been Training Indian Forces For 2 Decades

If the phrase “fight like a girl” had a visual definition, it would be Dr. Seema Rao. She is known as India’s lone female commando trainer and has dedicated her […]

January 25, 2017 ×
Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Former Sex Trafficking Victim Helps Other Female Survivors Reclaim Their Tattoo-Branded Bodies

Her story reads like something out of an award-winning Hollywood movie, or perhaps a narrative that we would sooner associate with someone from across the world in an under-developed area. […]

January 12, 2017 ×
Two Women Are Lab-Hopping Across India To Share Inspiring Stories Of Women In Science

Two Women Are Lab-Hopping Across India To Share Inspiring Stories Of Women In Science

When you read about Indian women in the media, there are usually a few main narratives that grab headlines. Whether it is about violence, rape or Bollywood actresses, we have […]

December 20, 2016 ×
‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

‘Everyday Sexism’ Founder Laura Bates Talks Paid Family Leave, Women In Leadership & Sexual Assault

If you aren’t familiar with Laura Bates, it’s about time. She is a British activist who started the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, an online platform where women share their […]

December 20, 2016 ×
Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

Afghanistan Female Writers Collective Using Words As A Weapon Against Injustice & Inequality

It’s easy to take education and literacy for granted in the developed world. We assume it is an inherent right for many of us. Elsewhere in the world, this is […]

December 2, 2016 ×
Teen Girls Win Major Grant For An Innovative Product They Designed To Combat Homelessness

Teen Girls Win Major Grant For An Innovative Product They Designed To Combat Homelessness

We all know that wisdom comes with age, but don’t ever underestimate the power of youth. A group of teen girls from Pacoima, California, are living proof of what happens […]

November 30, 2016 ×
NYC Girl Scouts Join Mission To Get Statues Of Historical Women Added To Central Park

NYC Girl Scouts Join Mission To Get Statues Of Historical Women Added To Central Park

If “you can’t be what you can’t see”, as Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman so eloquently stated, then this group of Girl Scouts from New York City are […]

November 28, 2016 ×
Meet The Indian Singer Raising Her Voice To Demand Justice & Equality For Lower Caste People

Meet The Indian Singer Raising Her Voice To Demand Justice & Equality For Lower Caste People

In India, where you are from and who you are matters. We’re not just talking about gender inequality and the patriarchal and conservative cultural norms that are the root of […]

November 10, 2016 ×
Poland’s Abortion Law & South America’s Femicide Protests Show The Demand For Gender Equality

Poland’s Abortion Law & South America’s Femicide Protests Show The Demand For Gender Equality

Throughout history it is well-documented that protests, strikes, and movements have the power to change lives, culture, as well as policy. Currently in the US we are seeing the impact […]

November 1, 2016 ×
UN Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary By Making Her An Ambassador For Women & Girls

UN Celebrates Wonder Woman’s 75th Anniversary By Making Her An Ambassador For Women & Girls

With the anticipation for the forthcoming ‘Wonder Woman’ movie at an all-time high (check out the badass trailer!!) this ambassadorship just makes sense. This year is also the 75th anniversary […]

October 20, 2016 ×