Raising the Age of Consent-Protecting Young People in the EU

By Teonicaa The current minimum age of consent for sexual activity in the European Union varies from country to country, with some setting it as low as 14 years old.… Continue reading Raising the Age of Consent-Protecting Young People in the EU

Here’s How to Address Menstrual Poverty

By Jefiter Mang Many girls are still kept back by menstrual myths and restrictions caused by culture and religion. Many of them miss school because they can’t afford menstrual sanitary… Continue reading Here’s How to Address Menstrual Poverty

How I Help People with Disabilities Thrive

By Nain Yuh Nain Yuh’s organization leverages evidence-based research to create financial opportunities for families of children with disabilities in Cameroon. “I didn’t know caring for my great-grandmother was preparing… Continue reading How I Help People with Disabilities Thrive

UKRAINE: My Testimony as a Ukrainian Refugee

At almost 16, Valeriia Ivanova fled Ukraine with her mother and sister, leaving her father behind. She narrates her story and vows to return to rebuild her country.  But even… Continue reading UKRAINE: My Testimony as a Ukrainian Refugee

Tech Helps Girls Rise Above the Pandemic

CAROLYN SEAMAN from Nigeria Carolyn shares how safely connecting girls to technology can help build future leaders. “At Girls Voices, we raise disruptive girl leaders who will demand their seats… Continue reading Tech Helps Girls Rise Above the Pandemic

My Vision of a Gender Neutral World

SUSHMITA DAS from India “Change begins when society keeps the women at the heart of it” Namaste, I Sushmita Das belong to a country where we are taught to worship… Continue reading My Vision of a Gender Neutral World

CAMEROON: My Best Friend Was Married at Age 12. I Advocate for Girls’ Rights in Her Honor.

By LIZ LUM from Cameroon After her best friend was suddenly forced from school to marry, Liz Lum speaks up about injustices and harmful practices done to women and girls.… Continue reading CAMEROON: My Best Friend Was Married at Age 12. I Advocate for Girls’ Rights in Her Honor.

Your Cultural Identity is a hidden Treasure

Under the pressure of protest and chaos, I calmly provided healthcare to a white police officer just shot by an African American suspect. I remained an astute professional when called… Continue reading Your Cultural Identity is a hidden Treasure

Why I Support A Woman’s Right to Choice

On September 1, the new Texas abortion ban went into effect. The law makes abortion illegal after six weeks. It allows for women, health care providers, and anyone “aiding and… Continue reading Why I Support A Woman’s Right to Choice