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  ON THIS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL, REMEMBER AFGHANISTAN

Marzia Nawrozi

Oct. 11, 2013

As Nicholas Kristof stated, “Talent is universal; opportunity is not.” On every corner of the earth, there are millions of talented children who are denied getting an education due to war, poverty, harmful traditions and lack of resources. I was one of those children. I could not go to school for five years. I know how it feels not being able to go to school. Going to school was a dream for me. When I went to Iran to visit my grandmother, I was so sad to see how girls in Iran could go to school and I could not. There were days when I decorated my room like a classroom and pretended that I was in school. Click here to read more

IT'S MY FAULT!

The darkly satirical video, “Ladies, It’s Your Fault”, was released by Indian comedy collective All India Backchod (backtalk) over the weekend and has since gone viral. Starring well-known Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin and video jockey/model Juhi Pande, the English-language video has reached over a million views on YouTube, and is accompanied on the All India Backchod Youtube page by this statement:Every sexual assault case in India inspires a string of stupid and hateful remarks against women. This is our response to those remarks.

Click here to see video.

You Go, GlobalGirl!

Wendy Garcia is visiting her friend, Alexis, in her home. At 14, Alexis Lopez looks more like a sister than a mother to her one-and-a-half year old daughter, who she bathes, changes and plays with. "I got pregnant at age 12" Lopez tells Garcia. "At first, I didn't know what to do." As a reporter for GlobalGirl Media, Wendy was able to share her friend's story and in turn, illustrate the stories and struggles of the 400,000 teenage girls who give birth every year in the United States. To read more and see video that Wendy created for Latino Publlic Broadcasting click here.


CALENDAR

ON-GOING

National Women's History Project will honor groundbreaking women artists.Theme: "Women's Vision".


ON-GOING

"Iron Ladies of Liberia"PBS(Independent Lens)
Behind-the-Scenes documentary features Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, first woman elected to lead an African nation. Learn how you can order a DVD.


ON-GOING

Love Your Body Day.
Learn how the media uses your body.


ON-GOING

"CONGO/Women" photography exhibit, Columbia College, Chicago. Large color photos of Congolese women raise awareness of the ongoing rape of tens of thousands of women there. The exhibit also travels to New York and Washington, D.C.


"The Fertile Goddess,"
Brooklyn Museum, N.Y. An exhibit of late 5th millennium BCE goddess figurines from ancient Syria and Iraq.



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