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Michelle Obama: This Issue Is Personal for Me

Posted October 11th, 2016 at 9:48 am (UTC-4)
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[W]hen I had the honor of meeting Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head just for trying to go to school, this issue got really personal for me….That’s why I decided to work on global girls’ education as first lady…

Michelle Obama: For girls, a heartbreaking loss — and an opportunity

Posted July 1st, 2016 at 9:27 am (UTC-4)
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Ralphina wakes up early each morning, cooks for her family, cares for her younger siblings, and goes to work at a local market — all before she even gets to school. But she still attends class each day, working especially hard in science and math so she can fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse.

International Women’s Day

Posted March 8th, 2016 at 3:09 pm (UTC-4)
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With roots in the United States more than 100 years ago, International Women’s Day is is being celebrated around the world by acknowledging the many remarkable achievements by women and recognizing the all too many challenges still ahead. While slightly fewer in numbers population-wise, women face greater inequities in many walks of life. The 2016 theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality,” taking steps toward achieving gender parity by the year 2030. To that end, hashtags such as #PledgeForParity, #OneDayIWill, #SheInspiresMe and #LetGirlsLearn are trending on social media. And the stories from women, prominent and anonymous, are inspiring the next generation to achieve the equality goal