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Happy International Day of the Girl!

I thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world.

The theme of this second annual UN International Day of the Girl is education. The UN notes,

The fulfilment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.

Important stuff, though I think ...

I thought I couldn’t love this song any more but apparently that’s only because I hadn’t yet see it paired with images of adorable girls from around the world.

The theme of this second annual UN International ...

Teenager shot by Taliban is ready to serve after latest surgeries

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year fearless blogger and advocate for girls’ education from Pakistan survived two more surgeries over the weekend. In October Taliban militants stormed her school van, yelled her name and shot her in the head. On Sunday, doctors attached a titanium plate to her skull and implanted a cochlear device to to her left ear so she can hear. Malala’s doctor has said she has no long-lasting brain injuries and won’t require any more operations. “I’m happy that both of the operations are successful…. I can walk a little bit and I’m feeling better,” Yousufzai said from her hospital bed in Birmingham, England.

Here is a video of Malala speaking on Saturday before her ...

Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year fearless blogger and advocate for girls’ education from Pakistan survived two more surgeries over the weekend. In October Taliban militants stormed her school van, yelled her name and shot her ...

Malala Yousufzai released from hospital


The Pakistani girls’ education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants late last year, was released from hospital in the UK today. According to a statement from the hospital,

She is still due to be re-admitted in late January or early February to undergo cranial reconstructive surgery as part of her long-term recovery and in the meantime she will visit the hospital regularly to attend clinical appointments.

Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Malala is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery.

Obviously, I wish her a full and speedy recovery, and ...


The Pakistani girls’ education activist who was shot in the head by Taliban militants late last year, was released from hospital in the UK today. According to a statement from the hospital,

She ...

What We Missed: International Transgender Day of Remembrance Edition

Trans activists meet at the White House today to discuss the state of transgender rights.

The National Black Justice Coalition launched its #BlackTransProud campaign.

Find out what Day of Remembrance events are happening near you–in the US. and worldwide.

A message to cis allies from s.e. smith: “What we’re asking for is your solidarity and your willingness to work with us for a better world.”

Dr. Ziegler explains why centering race in trans advocacy is crucial.

HuffPo marks the day with a celebration of “50 Transgender Icons.”

And in other news…

Clinton heads to Gaza.

On the heels of a U.N. report naming Pakistan as one of the worst countries for children’s education, the country’s National Assembly passed a bill ...

Trans activists meet at the White House today to discuss the state of transgender rights.

The National Black Justice Coalition launched its #BlackTransProud campaign.

Find out what Day of Remembrance events are happening near you–in the US. ...