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  • Safe to Thrive: With Those I Love

    Women and girls have a fundamental right to safety. This safety is a precursor to development and growth, in order for girls and women to be able to build more prosperous lives for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. This week's Girls' Leadership Forum post features girls from Kenya and women from Washington, DC and Kenya.

  • Safe to Thrive: At Home

    Women and girls have a fundamental right to safety. This safety is a precursor to development and growth, in order for girls and women to be able to build more prosperous lives for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. This week's Girls' Leadership Forum post features women from Washington, DC, Kenya, and Haiti sharing what makes them safe or vulnerable at home.

  • Safe to Thrive: In the Streets

    Women and girls have a fundamental right to safety. This safety is a precursor to development and growth, in order for girls and women to be able to build more prosperous lives for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. This week's Girls' Leadership Forum post features women from Washington, DC and girls from Ethiopia, Eritrea, India, and Haiti on the safety in the streets and in public spaces.

  • Safe to Thrive: Politics & Women's Freedom

    Women and girls have a fundamental right to safety. This safety is a precursor to development and growth, in order for girls and women to be able to build more prosperous lives for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. This week's Girls' Leadership Forum post features girls from Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Mali about the impact of politics on women, and women's participation in the political system.

  • An Introduction to our Girls' Leadership Forum: Safe to Thrive

    Women and girls have a fundamental right to safety. This safety is a precursor to development and growth, in order for girls and women to be able to build more prosperous lives for themselves, their families, their communities and their country. Safety includes not just a safe community and shelter, but also places that are safe emotionally, wherein women and girls can feel fully respected and free to express themselves. In this Girls' Leadership Forum, we will hear from girls and women around the world, in WomenStrong sites and beyond, about what safety means to them, where they feel most safe and the barriers they still face as they strive to lead safe and fruitful lives. Girls' Leadership Forum Guest Curator Clara Molot leads off the series, with this introduction.

  • Let Women Lead: Staying Safe!

    With high-stakes election seasons in four of WomenStrong’s five countries, girls from all over the world share their thoughts about women leaders and women’s leadership in general. In this final week of the Let Women Lead series, students from WomenStrong's Girls' Clubs in Ghana and India share about the challenges women in leadership face and the necessity of safety in becoming leaders.

  • Let Women Lead: Education as a Launchpad!

    With high-stakes election seasons in four of WomenStrong’s five countries, girls from all over the world share their thoughts about women leaders and women’s leadership in general. This week students from WomenStrong's Girls' Clubs in Ghana and India share about the challenges women in leadership face and the importance of education in becoming leaders.

  • Let Women Lead: Calling All Role Models!

    With high-stakes election seasons in four of WomenStrong’s five countries, girls from all over the world share their thoughts about women leaders and women’s leadership in general. This week students from WomenStrong's Girls' Clubs in Ghana and India and African Leadership Academy girls from Uganda and the United States share about the challenges women in leadership face and the need for role models and education to overcome these challenges.

  • Let Women Lead: Heroes in Politics

    With high-stakes election seasons in four of WomenStrong’s five countries, students from all over the world share their thoughts about women leaders and women’s leadership in general. This week students from WomenStrong's Empowerment Clubs in Kenya and an African Leadership Academy girl from Senegal share about inspiring women leaders in the politics in their countries.

  • Let Women Lead: Heroes in the Public Arena

    With high-stakes election seasons in four of WomenStrong’s five countries, girls from all over the world share their thoughts about women leaders and women’s leadership in general. This week girls from WomenStrong's Empowerment Club in Kenya and African Leadership Academy girls from Kenya and Nigeria share about inspiring women leaders in the public arena.

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