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Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

| November 13, 2012

A four-women collaboration hopes to harness the creativity of young women around the world, empowering them to address concerns central to their lives. More »

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

| October 11, 2012

WMC contest winner Adora Svitak today delivers the Girls’ State of the Union Message at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Here she investigates what teens really think about sex. More »

America’s Girls Need Sports

America’s Girls Need Sports

| September 27, 2012

At a time of shrinking budgets for school and college sports programs, the CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation reminds us that sports are girls' toolkit for success. More »

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

| September 20, 2012

In "The World Before Her," Nisha Pahuja looks at the extremes of India's evolving notions of gender. More »

First Woman to Moderate Presidential Debate in 20 years

| August 13, 2012

The moderators of the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates today, and Candy Crowley, host of CNN's "State of the Union," will host the second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. More »

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

| August 10, 2012

Previously male-dominated pursuits relating to science and technology are increasingly the domain of proudly geeky women, who are gathering in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind convention. More »

Congratulations To the WMC Progressive Girls’ Voices Class of 2012!

| July 18, 2012

Progressive Girl’s Voices (PGV) is the premier media and leadership-training program for girls in the country. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, and generation, participants receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill the headlines. More »

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

| July 18, 2012

Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »

Women’s Media Center Partner SPARK Summit Urges Teen Vogue to #KeepItReal

Women’s Media Center Partner SPARK Summit Urges Teen Vogue to #KeepItReal

| July 12, 2012