NO LIMITS: Cynthia’s Audacious 55th Birthday Dream


By Cynthia Cavanaugh | Twitter: @cavcynthia When I was a little girl, I used to dream about what my life would be like at 20, 30, 40, 50 and beyond. I later learned that my dreaming translated into being defined as a visionary person–someone who is “given to audacious, highly speculative, impractical ideas and schemes, […]

Bring Back Our Girls, God Hear Our Prayers


One by one, we read out the names of the 180 girls on the list. Girl. By girl. By precious girl. And after each name we said, in a quiet chorus: Bring back our girls. God, hear our prayers. The spring air held nothing but these girls’ names offered as prayer to the God of Heaven […]

Educated Girls Will Change the World #BringBackOurGirls

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We forget that we are powerful. We forget that in many countries, it is the labour, intellect, creativity and stamina of women who keep economies and populations functioning. The world is beginning to learn of the hundreds of Nigerian school girls kidnapped in order to be sold off. The outrage, absent from the mainstream media […]

APRIL: Good News for Girls


Agriculture + Advocacy + Vulnerability + Creativity = GOOD NEWS FOR GIRLS! Women in Agriculture - Security for girls (staying in school longer, marrying later, developing an independent means of support) can happen through small-scale agricultural projects. After My Garden Grows illustrates a beautiful option for one girl. - Gender, Agriculture & Assets Project work to close […]

Good News for Girls: Delivering Babies + Girl Geeks in Kampala + Sisters in Saudi

Living Proof - Birth in Nepal

Women and Health Yasodha Ojha (above), a birth attendant in Nepal, delivers nearly 50 babies each month in remote villages thanks to funds from the Gates Foundation. Olivia in Ghana has been delivering babies in 105 degree heat, without running water or electricity, for 10 years. “I enjoy working with the poor in the villages because […]