Music City and its Easy Charm had Us Hankering After Music Men

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A mild case of heat stroke or the result of a lingering PBR hangover, either-way I was buzzed by the easy charm of Music City, its music-rich story and the promise of fiery hot chicken on every corner.

#MoreThanCute Halloween Costume Campaign Encourages Girls To 'Dream Big'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Parents

A dad who was frustrated by the hoards of "cute" Halloween costumes marketed at his daughters has inspired hundreds of parents to campaign for more ch...

The Stress-Free Way to Discipline Your Kids!

Kerry Gibb | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Gibb

This morning I woke up well and truly sick of constantly thinking up punishments for my kids when they misbehave. The more that I thought about it, the more I realized that the naughty acts are generally towards each other.

Gender Equality - It Can't Yet Be Counted But It Most Certainly Counts

Aaron Benavot | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

This week, we launched the 2015 EFA GMR Gender Summary in time for International Day of the Girl Child. As we noted in a previous blog this week, it s...

Girls Continue to Draw the Short Straw

Aaron Benavot | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Aaron Benavot

This week we launched the Gender Summary from the GMR 2015. It shows, yet again, the extent to which girls face the greatest challenges in accessing b...

#GirlHero: The Story of Basemera From Uganda

Payal Dalal | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Payal Dalal

As world leaders shepherd in a new era of international development with the UN's Global Goals, Basemera, a young girl in rural Uganda dreams about her future and that of her friends and family...

People Like Me

Meg Munn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Meg Munn

From an early age girls and boys learn what jobs men do and what women do. Few kick against what is expected of them, and it's difficult for parents w...

Girls, to Make an Impact, Stick With STEM

Yasmin Ali | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Yasmin Ali

If girls enjoy these subjects so much when they're younger, why don't they continue to study them at GCSE and A-Level? Why do females only account for 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at University?

Ellen's GapKids Collection Smashes Gender Stereotypes In The Best Way

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed up with GapKids to create an incredible collection that smashes gender stereotypes. The limited edition GapKids x ED col...

Why My Daughter Is My Idol

Emma Porcelli | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

I know people say girls are hard work in their teenage years so I am going to enjoy these years with my 'idol'. I know children can drive us insane, but when you look at the person you now are, you realise they are worth it.

The Government Need to Listen to Girlguiding's Findings Before the Mental Health Time Bomb Detonates

Rachel Egan | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

Perhaps with the Girls' Attitudes Survey finding that less than half (44%) of 11-16 year olds had talked about mental health during lesson time the Department of Education will make a commitment to improve counselling services and mental health education in schools.

Girls Are Suffering From Mental Health Issues And We're Failing To Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

British girls are suffering from mental health issues and adults are failing to recognise the signs and support them, according to findings released o...

The Missing Link: Why Organisations Need To Think Outside The Box To Inspire The Next Generation Of Engineers

Naomi Climer | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

Earlier in the year we produced a research report which stated that just seven per cent of parents thought engineering would appeal to their daughters...

Nigeria's Leader Can Change World's Approach to Insurgencies and What Drives Them

General Sir Nick Parker | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
General Sir Nick Parker

The measure of success in Northern Nigeria is whether civilians feel free from fear. Nigeria's sovereign government, with international partners lending their expertise, should be able not simply to clear the battlefield, but to satisfy the reasonable aspirations of the people to a secure and prosperous future. That could be a lesson for the rest of the world to learn.

Young Girls Are More Than Just Pretty Faces: Let's Remember That

Zion Lights | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zion Lights

A three-year-old girl is climbing a tree in a park. A man walking by comments to her mother: 'she should have been born a boy!' The mother makes a general comment of agreement, while I grit my teeth and tell myself that I am overreacting, that he means well, and anyway my two female tree climbers are out of earshot...

Why Two Former FGM 'Cutters' Chose to Stop This Horrifying Practice in Kenya

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

As we packed up our kit in the hot sun and Mary showed us the way back through the village and scarce trees to our car I thought about how hard it had been to hear Jane and Mary's stories, but was wowed by their powerful determination to end FGM and tell others about its dangers. Mary's final words to me are ones I'll never forget...

Can't Help Won't - Pathological Demand Avoidance SyndromeΩ

Neil Ayres | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ayres

A complex syndrome on the autism spectrum is receiving increasing attention from researchers and educators - those with the condition and their families hope that front-line clinicians won't be far behind.

Feminist Writer Responds To Dame Rimington's Comments That Girls Take Careers Too Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The former head of MI5 has revealed she believes girls take their careers too seriously, but feminists are now questioning why it wasn't flagged as an...

Dads Don't Do Enough To Encourage Their Daughters To Play Football, Says FA

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There's no denying football has long been considered a father-son sport. We figured that in 2015, daughters would be starting to share the football...

Against FGM:The Gutsy and Determined Girls Standing Up for Their Rights

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

I interviewed girls and young women who ran through wastelands climbing trees to hide from wild animals, who survived by eating shrubs and even dirt in order to escape. But, why am I talking about this now? Well, it's what's called the 'the cutting season'.

Girls Pose In Fierce Frozen-Themed Sports Team Shot (And It's Amazing)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This Frozen-themed shot of an all-girls softball team is nothing short of brilliant. Pro-photographer and mum, Betsy Gregory, took the fierce shot ...

These Period Pants Stop Leaks So Women Can Get On With Their Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, most of the time sanitary towels and tampons serve their function very well. But sometimes they're a bit of a faff to use and other tim...

Menstruation Matters: That's the Bottom Line

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, women and girls face serious challenges when it comes to managing their periods. They lack access to affordable hygienic menstrual products and are forced to use improvised materials, such as rags, that are uncomfortable and can lead to leaks and infections.

Change the Rules: Time to Get Rid of Sexist School Uniforms

Lauren Sharkey | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Sharkey

'Inappropriate.' 'Immoral.' 'Disruptive.' All recent words used to describe schoolgirls' outfits. Whether they're from the uniform-wearing UK or the more relaxed 'own clothes' States, young women across the world are being punished for breaching archaic school dress codes.

Mum Creates Dolls Without Makeup To Make Them More Realistic

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Parents

We know too well how the traditional Barbie doll that we grew up with is a poor representation of women today. Last week, an inclusive 'Dolls With ...