Candace Cameron Bure: a Different Practice for Lent

Candace Cameron Bure squats on the ground, with a young girl hugging her.

This year for Lent, I’m doing something special, something a little different. And, as you dive deeper into this Year of the Bible, I’d love to invite you into this journey. But before I do that, let me explain why Lent is so meaningful to me.

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Ending the Terror of Bride Kidnapping

A girl wearing a colorful traditional Hmong outfit looks out the window.

In the bride kidnapping tradition of the Hmong people, girls can be forcibly married to their abductors. But churches in Thailand have been fighting for change.

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5 Inspiring People Building a World With Gender Balance

These five ordinary but inspiring people are proving that through the collective actions of us all, we can create a world with gender balance.

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Lucerito Has The Best Tools To Build furniture and Her Bright Future

She Has the Best Tools to Build Her Bright Future

In Lucerito’s community, professions like carpentry and making furniture were often considered to be only for men. Then, she grabbed a hammer and impressed everyone.

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The Unique Way Men Are Helping To Fight Period Poverty

The Unique Way Men Are Helping to Fight Period Poverty

Young women around the world are affected by what’s referred to as period poverty. Being unable to afford feminine hygiene products can lead to serious problems for these girls. But this community in Uganda is combatting period poverty – even the men are getting involved to support their wives and daughters!

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She's Aspiring to be a Coder Who Inspires People

She’s Aspiring to Be a Coder Who Inspires People

Georgina overcame the effects that poverty and illiteracy had on her community to become a coder with big ideas to help other children like her to succeed.

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Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo

Suffering in Silence: The Menstruation Taboo

In many impoverished communities, menstruation is a stigmatized issue shrouded in silence, secrecy and shame. Here are just three personal and societal aspects of life that are restricted when menstruation becomes an unmentionable part of being female.

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3 Things Paving My Way to Be an Aviation Mechanic

3 Things Paving My Way to Be an Aviation Mechanic

I’m Gabriela and I’m 17 years old. I am currently studying for a technical high school degree in aviation mechanics. I never thought this could be possible. Where I’m from, becoming an aviation mechanic is known as a career for men instead of women, and technical courses aren’t normally affordable for families like mine.

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Why Girls Are So Amazing

Why Girls Are So Amazing

It’s International Women’s Day, a day to honor and celebrate the cultural, social, economic and political achievements of women. It’s a day to remind ourselves why girls are so amazing.

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adolescent girl Larpopo

The Potential of an Adolescent Girl

Abandoned by their parents, 14-year-old Larpopo had become the head of her household and four siblings. When a fire burned down their bamboo hut, Larpolo wasn’t sure how her or her siblings would recover from such a devastating loss.

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Rite of Passage Desks

A New Rite of Passage

Jennifer Sekeyian Kisurkat was consumed by the song and dance of young Maasai dancers during the ceremony of a new type of rite of passage in her community. She felt “excited and privileged” to be part of the wave of change that the Najile School for Girls would bring to her life and the community.

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education for girls

Education for Girls in the Maasai Community

With an education, Maasai girls are free to dream, compete with their male counterparts, and decide their own future. This feat was unheard of in years past.

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