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"There is this devaluation of women."

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It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?
"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.
"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."
In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”
Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.
The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.
Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”
They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.
Continue reading and see more photos.
Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

nprglobalhealth:

It’s All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can’t go because we can’t afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia.

"I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt. "I don’t want people to dictate what I do. No one to control us, no one to hit us, no one to tell us what clothes to wear."

In Congo, a girl starts to list her chores: “Tidying the house, fetching water, preparing meals,” she says. “There are so many I can’t even name them all.”

Their voices are part of a chorus of more than 500 girls, ages 10 to 19, from 14 developing countries. They’ve shared their challenges and dreams with the Girl Declaration, a campaign started last year by the Nike Foundation.

The aim: to change the way the world thinks about girls, says Lyric Thompson at the International Center for Research on Women, which worked with Nike on the project.

Writing this week in the journal Science, Melinda Gates says that “no society can achieve its potential with half of its population marginalized and disempowered.”

They are the “engines” of global development, writes the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And they should be at the center of development plans and goals.

Continue reading and see more photos.

Photo: "I want to grow up and become a police. But I need to study in a good school for that. I want to become a police to protect the country." - Fiza, 13, India (Courtesy of Nike Foundation)

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"When rape becomes a fashion critique, then a sob story about two football players losing their way."

Watch as award-winning poet/actor Carlos Andrés Gómez delivers a powerful message to men everywhere. This video, directed by Fivel Rothberg, (who also directed Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women) calls on everyone to do their part, to #BeThatGuy. The kind that doesn’t tolerate violence against women in any form.

Read more from Carlos and Breakthrough founder Mallika Dutt: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mallika-dutt/ending-violence-against-w_2_b_5845862.html 

Join the Breakthrough Generation.

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9.9.14

It’s this idea of “Hey, dudes are dudes.”

I will love Jon Stewart forever. For fucking ever.

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Meet Adrienne Kenyon, Manager of Business Operations and Development

Hi! I’m Adrienne Kenyon I’m the new Manager of Business Operations and Development here at Breakthrough. I’ve spent my career so far working in operations in both the nonprofit and private sectors, and I love it because I get to do a bit of everything. Outside the office I bounce around just as much, spending my time doing everything from hiking to baking to binge-watching science fiction shows. The Breakthrough community is full of amazing, diverse people, and I’m really excited to be part of it!

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Sneak peek! Guess where Breakthrough is heading next? #BeThatGuy

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Welcome Joe Samalin, Senior Program Manager!

My name is Joe Samalin and I am the new Senior Program Manager, Community Mobilization and Leadership Development in the U.S. I am excited to be part of Breakthrough - an organization I have long admired. I will expand our presence on the ground to bring new people running to join the BT Generation - including fraternity men, sports fans, and many others. 
 
I have been challenging gender-based violence since college and have worked in New York City, across the US, and in Japan and elsewhere. I have worked primarily as a trainer and organizer, and my main passion is helping communities engage men and boys as allies. My partner and I currently live in Indiana. I am fluent in Japanese, an enthusiastic and proudly mediocre video gamer, fold origami for fun, just picked up woodworking as a hobby, and ultimate frisbee is my sport of choice. Looking forward to connecting with you all!

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@lynnharris thanking everyone for showing up tonight! We’re really blown away! Enjoy, guys! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

@lynnharris thanking everyone for showing up tonight! We’re really blown away! Enjoy, guys! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

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T-2 hours till Dudes Against Violence Against Women! See you guys soon!  (at Gotham Comedy Club)

T-2 hours till Dudes Against Violence Against Women! See you guys soon! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

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We’re prepping for tonight’s #comedyshow!! Dudes Against Violence Against at Gotham Comedy Club in #NYC! See you there! (at Fifth Avenue)

We’re prepping for tonight’s #comedyshow!! Dudes Against Violence Against at Gotham Comedy Club in #NYC! See you there! (at Fifth Avenue)

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