She may be just 19 years old, but Malala Yousafzai has already proved herself to be wise beyond her years.
Girls and Women
Today, Canada officially announced that it will host the fifth replenishment for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB), and Malaria this September.
Girls around the world drop out of school for a number of reasons; but in many cases these reasons are directly related to a lack of clean water and sanitation at their schools.
Ellen Chilemba founded her social enterprise 'Tiwale', which teaches women craft and business skills, when she was just 17 years old. Now, at 21, she is hoping to build a state-of-the-art women’s centre in the Ntsiriza Community, Malawi.
Here are 10 statistics taken from this year's #PovertyisSexist report that show you how incredibly difficult it can be for women living in the world's poorest countries.
Check out some of our favourite inspirational quotes from signers of our open letter to world leaders this International Women's Day!
This year, these individuals and organisations decide to turn the concept of Valentine's Day on its head by sharing the love with vulnerable and disadvantaged members of their communities.
In Burkina Faso, 75% of girls and women have undergone FGM. But today, only 9% of people there are in favour of the practice. What's caused this dramatic shift in opinion? This photo story from DFID reveals the people and communities leading the way in making extraordinary progress to end it.
South African tech writer and speaker Toby Shapshak says that “in Africa, necessity is the mother of invention” and there is certainly a boom in exciting new companies that are tackling vital issues across the continent. We have handpicked 8 of the best #GlobalGoal busting startups that are gaining serious momentum.
This week we've had the honour of speaking to Ghana Code Club founder Ernestina Edem Appiah about her rise from IT secretary to kick-ass coder, business owner, NGO founder and spearhead of coding in Ghanaian schools!