Girls

Can Changing How You Cook Save Your Life?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Food is an intrinsic part of Nigerian culture and family life. Nonetheless, we must protect our mothers, our children, and our environment, from the harmful effects of household air pollution and inefficient fuels. This may mean a move away from the traditional firewood stoves that impart the traditional flavours that we all enjoy.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

Sexual Violence Against Women - Understanding Sexual Violence (Part One)

Jessica Chan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

Sexual violence is a specifically reprehensible form of violence, and includes rape and any other attack of a sexual nature perpetuated against both males and females. Its repercussions can be iniquitous, and may include acute and physical repercussions for survivors and witnesses. Human trafficking can also lead to sexual violence, and I will be discussing the issue of 'modern slavery' in this article. I will also highlight the brutal effects of sexual violence in conflict.

Halloween: Don't Underestimate the Empowerment of the Force

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Ragoonanan

The question I should have asked my daughter was "What fancy dress would you like to wear?". What I actually asked was "Would you like to wear your Darth Vader costume?". Halloween week at pre-school was an opportunity to enlighten her peers that I couldn't let slip by.

Young Women Don't Get Politics? A Response to Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle

Amy Licence | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Amy Licence

Guilfoyle has not been smart enough to realise she been co-opted by a misogynistic culture, being made the mouthpiece for a worrying trend which she was in a position to reject. Luckily, the sort of young women whose experience she distrusts, often prove to be far more savvy when it comes to equality in the media.

Style Crushing on the Girls of GIRLS

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

I'll admit I was a little late to the Girls party. But once I arrived, I partied HARD, watching all three seasons in the space of a week. The finale marked a Lena Dunham-shaped hole in my life, which I have partially filled with her new autobiography Not That Kind of Girl, but by and large I remain pining for season 4 to hit our screens next year.

Girls' Body Confidence - It's Time For Politicians to Act

Heather Goult | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Goult

87% of girls aged 11-21 believe that they are judged more on their looks than their ability. It's an unbelievable figure - but you can see why girls think this way. The belief that they don't look good enough and that they are judged most on how good they look is preventing girls from putting their hands up and saying 'I can do anything I want to do'

#Girlhero: The Story of Pallavi Gaikwad

Payal Dalal | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

When asked why she is devoting herself to girls, her response is simple: "of course girls are important; they are part of the world. To play their part, they need confidence, education, and a safe place to practice skills." So what's next for Pallavi?

Pre-Teen's 'Wedding Blog' Makes For Difficult Reading...

The Huffington Post UK | Lousie Ridley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

This is Thea. She is 12 years old, and will this week be married to Geir, who is 37. She is to be Norway’s official first child bride, according ...

Is 'Pink It, Shrink It' Really the Answer?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Within the consumer world one way marketers encourage more women to purchase their goods is what we refer to as "pink it, shrink it". Make it feel more like a women should use it. But should we be using this method to encourage more girls to code?

That's What Makes You Beautiful

Rae Mullins | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

A short one this week and more of a heads-up to look out for my new favourite, ad. From the clearly very lovely, people at Dove.

The Evolution of an Issue - Live from the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative

Payal Dalal | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

2014 marks my tenth year attending the CGI. When former US President William J. Clinton first launched the initiative back in 2005, it broke down many of the silos that existed within the development community. Policy makers, academics, and private sector leaders began to have honest discussions. Relationships began, and partnerships emerged.

Girls: A New Political Force in the UK and Abroad

Tanya Barron | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Barron

Thousands of girls - represented by Girlguiding - have entered the political fray, many for the first time. In Girls Matter, they make eight demands of politicians to put girls' interests at the heart of what they do across government. As an act of collective lobbying by a group of young women, it is unprecedented.

The Economic Pitfall of Child Marriage

Payal Dalal | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

The lesson here is that child marriage does not "only" affect fourteen million girls a year; the consequences are far reaching. Early and forced child marriage not only violates the universal declaration of human rights, but it also prevents us from having an inclusive and prosperous global economy. Something that even the most conservative economist or demanding shareholder can agree is bad news, indeed.

PE Kit Sucks So Bad It's Actually Putting Girls Off Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No one expects their PE kit to look like its been designed by Stella McCartney (if only!) but it turns out the new generation of young women are less ...

Why Are English Kids Some Of The Unhappiest In The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Modern advertising and social media constantly bombard children with images of what they should and should not be, and a new report has revealed conce...

Louise Ridley

Breaking Bad And Game Of Thrones Have A Lot To Answer For...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The most popular names given to babies in England and Wales have been revealed, and some unusual names have made an appearance in the charts for the f...

How Real Is Dove's 'Real Beauty' Campaign?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dove's Real Beauty campaign is all about championing natural beauty and body acceptance - but how 'real' are the women who appear in the adverts? T...

Ladies: What to Wear This Summer

Zahra Razavi | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Summer is well and truly here, as well as a little sunshine, and with the new season comes a series of delectable new collections from your favourite quirky boutiques, high-street brands and upscale labels. Stuck for style this August? Check out my top summer fashion picks below...

The Truth About Single-Sex Schools

Sian Elvin | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

With the lack of boys to make us mentally edit our conversation, no topic was off-limits. Periods and sex were very openly discussed, and if you had a problem or worry you could almost always discover the solution.

10 Steps to Eliminate Your Crush's Girlfriend

Madison Taylor | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

When you like a guy and he is unavailable and already committed to some other girl, it can get really frustrating and quite disheartening. In your dizziest day-dreams, your mind can go down a slightly dark and twisty route thinking of ways to eliminate said girlfriend.

The Road to Economic Recovery: Why Girls Should Be in the Driver's Seat

Payal Dalal | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

The financial crisis in 2008 humbled many of us, as we watched banks collapse, stock markets plummet, and regulation fail. We lamented the loss of jobs, homes, and savings, yet we neglected to realise that a segment of our population was being disproportionately distressed - adolescent girls.

15 Things Going to a Girls' School Taught Me

Bethany Balkham | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bethany Balkham

Now immune to bitchiness, gossip, whispering and detestable drama queens, an education in so many subjects was not the only thing I left school with, but also an education in how to cope with life in general... whenever there's women around that is.

Video Games Underestimate Young Girls' Potential

Malin Gustavsson | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Tech
Malin Gustavsson

49% of the British gaming population are female... over 85% of all characters in games are male... Why should girls have to be passive damsels in distress, waiting to be rescued, or have to pout their way to success?

Why Women Need to Stop Producing and Start Creating

Tracey Follows | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tracey Follows

A former boss of mine had a habit of saying 'women can't tell jokes and women can't do creative'. He was referring to creating advertising ideas, when he said this but he could have meant anything creative, even cooking. Actually, he was including cooking: 'all of the best chefs in the world are men' he would also remind us.