The power of young voters

The power of young voters

This Autumn we have a great opportunity to make a big difference to many people around the world – we’re campaigning for the 2017 EU budget!
Who run the world? Girls!

Who run the world? Girls!

International Day of the Girl is a day all about promoting girls' rights, talking about the inequalities that still exist between girls and boys, and also celebrating the incredible things girls around the world are achieving.
I am here, I am  in …. To Make Naija Stronger

I am here, I am in …. To Make Naija Stronger

Today Lagos is sending an important message to Abuja. Save lives. We all said as we launched the #MakeNaijaStronger Public Service Announcement (PSA entitled I am in … to make Naija Stronger). I was joined by my friends who are amongst the most  talented and patriotic Nigerians I know  including: Yemi Alade, Kate Henshaw,......
The 10 toughest places to be born a girl

The 10 toughest places to be born a girl

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Originally starting as a project of Plan International back in 2012 which grew out of their Because I Am a Girl campaign, it has now been adopted by the UN, and declared as a national day of observance for the entire international community. So, why do…...
6 guys who believe girls are going to change the world

6 guys who believe girls are going to change the world

In honor of #HeforShe and International Day of the Girl (October 11) we asked 6 guys - guys who work in the humanitarian and aid community - why they stand with women and girls for gender equality. Here's what they said.
If your kid doesn’t want that ripped pair of pyjama bottoms, why would mine?

If your kid doesn’t want that ripped pair of pyjama bottoms, why would mine?

By Virginia Fresne, Director of Programs at Flying Kites Yesterday morning, our office received a box of letters, sent by a bright and earnest group of fourth graders from a Boston school. The parents had asked if the class could be Pen Pals with our students in Kenya. I opened the first letter. “Dear Flying Kites o......
Margaret: Why investing in a girl means investing in a community

Margaret: Why investing in a girl means investing in a community

By Zack Fowler, Development Director for WISER International “I really didn’t know if I would make it.” The region where Margaret is from in Kenya is a difficult place to be a young woman. In a community where many families live on less than $1 a day, transactional sex is common — more than 50…...