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MADRE... We advance women's human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to crisis.

We advance women's human rights by meeting urgent needs in communities and building lasting solutions to crisis.

Here’s the situation: In Sierra Leone, an alarming number of girls drop out of school because they are forced to marry at an early age, often as young as 12. And once that happens, they are left extremely vulnerable to irreversible consequences including pregnancy and HIV/ and AIDS. Not to mention gender-based violence and genital cutting, which are both major problems throughout the country.

Founded over 70 years ago, Plan International USA is part of a global network that refuses to believe in the helplessness of children.

Four million more children a year are living beyond their fifth birthday than in 1990, a new report for Save the Children and Unicef has found.

Aid 'helps more children survive'

More children survive past five now - Aid/Development working with other initiatives is making a difference

In south Asia's fast-growing cities a large part of the population are slum dwellers – and unplanned development means they face problems of flooding and a lack of resources

'Slum cities' in south Asia need better planning

In south Asia's fast-growing cities a large part of the population are slum dwellers – and unplanned development means they face problems of flooding and a lack of resources

3 Photos That Will Finally Help Us Retire The 'She Was Asking For It' Defense

3 Photos That Will Finally Help Us Retire The 'She Was Asking For It' Defense

[image description: photo of a street protest; the photo is centred on someone holding a sign with text (hand-painted in all caps) reading “rape predates mini-skirts”;

World Vision infographic design

Top 5 Annual Report Designs of 2012 — Nonprofit Graphic Design in the SF Bay Area Oakland

Erase the fine print. Join the 4 Million Girl Promise today.  becauseiamagirl.us

Erase the fine print. Join the 4 Million Girl Promise today.

Every girl should have the right to go to school, to live a life free of violence, and to pursue her own dreams. With your Gift of Hope, you can help empower a generation of girls, fight gender inequality, and promote girls’ rights throughout the developing world. Visit GiveDifferently.org for meaningful gifts this holiday.

Every girl should have the right to go to school, to live a life free of violence, and to pursue her own dreams. With your Gift of Hope, you can help empower a generation of girls, fight gender inequality, and promote girls’ rights throughout the developing world. Visit GiveDifferently.org for meaningful gifts this holiday.

Conservatives introduce tough new rules on prostitution

Conservatives introduce tough new rules on prostitution Add to ...

Prostitution laws hang in balance in Supreme Court case

Hillary Clinton Nails It In One Sentence. " I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century." #45. Hillary Rodham Clinton for President 2016 Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD

Hillary Clinton Nails It In One Sentence

Hilary Clinton is a strong role model in today's society when it comes to women and feminism. She declare that women's rights unfinished business of the century. She made this speech at the women's annual Women in World Summit April

“Justice for women takes more than new laws and funding. Ultimately, we need new mindsets."— UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UN General Assembly 2012

Join us for Sally Armstrong and The Ascent of Women, March 19th at the Central Library. Click to register!

I heard her speak at a conference and she is thought-provoking and amazing.

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