A new website purporting to “expose” the Girl Scouts’ supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women’s rights and even girls’ education.
How many will give serious second thought to whether life in the public domain is worth it; to whether a life in the very bull’s-eye is worth the price Gabby Giffords is now paying and Christina Green has already paid?
Two movements this year have sought to combat the “sexualization of young girls.” But one of them is not like the other.
Less than a half a cent of every international development dollar is directed towards girls. But we can change that – with skills, knowledge, self-esteem and personal security, a girl can be a change-agent for herself and her community.
The high opportunity costs of child marriage undermine social and economic development and the health and well-being of families.
Adolescent girls around the world have some things in common especially in regard to their physical development. But for too many girls living in poverty physical changes are where the simliarities to their wealthier counterparts stop. Girl Up aims to change all of that.
An annual report on sexually transmitted diseases released today by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that in 2008 adolescent girls 15–19 years of age had the largest reported number of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases when compared to any other age group.
The “scientists” who pursue the myth of post-abortion syndrome are scientists of the most dangerous kind: those who use faulty, manipulated research as a means to a political end.
Legislation to prevent child marriage around the globe was just introduced in both the House and Senate that will give girls who are married too young a choice and a chance.
Young mothers who struggle to stay in school need more support and resources to continue their education.