pay inequality

The Gender Pay Gap Actually Starts When We’re 14

In her book, "The Cost of Being a Girl," Yasemin Besen-Cassino illustrates how pay inequality begins when we first enter the workforce.
Kimberly Lawson

The Label Giving Girls a Space to Create and Release Their Own Music

In honor of International Women's Day, the Lower East Side Girls Club’s Sound Studio premieres its video for the studio's first song, “You Can Hold Onto My Hand."
Kimberly Lawson
Sex Ed

What Happens When You Teach Boys to Be Period Allies

To combat the stigma that keeps some girls out of school, UNICEF and other organizations are teaching boys around the world to support their menstruating peers.
Rosalie Chan
sexual harassment

'Good Guys' Harass and Abuse Women, Too

This morning, 36 women who worked with Senator Al Franken at SNL published a letter defending his character in light of recent accusations of sexual misconduct. Women's rights advocates explain the negative impact this could have on other survivors.
Kimberly Lawson

Men Are Finding Loopholes in US Law to Marry Children

According to a 2017 report, more than 200,000 children—some as young as 13—were married between 2000 and 2015 in the US.
Kimberly Lawson

Advocates Rally Around Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Denied Travel Visas to US

An online petition calls on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to grant visas to six Afghan girls invited to compete in Washington, DC this month.
Kimberly Lawson

Facing Death Threats, Afghanistan's First Female Conductor Plays On

“If we are scared and sit at home, we can’t progress and we can’t open the door for others.”
Maija Liuhto

How to Cope with Grief in Wake of Attack at Ariana Grande Show

Following the Manchester bombing that killed 22 and injured 50—many of whom were women and girls—many are struggling to cope. We spoke to psychiatrists about the grief process for such a tragedy.
Kimberly Lawson

In a Class of 20 Teen Girls, Six Have Been Sexually Assaulted, New Study Finds

According to new study, getting an education is tough for teenage girls in the US—especially for those whose identities are already marginalized.
Kimberly Lawson

Doula, Musician, and Mother Domino Kirke on How to Stay Sane in the New Year

Brooklyn singer, birth worker, and sister to 'Girls' actress Jemima Kirke speaks to Broadly about her work as a mother, a doula, and why she wants us to accept ourselves as we are in 2017.
Leila Ettachfini
photo essays

Inside the Boutique that Transforms Girls into Princesses

Ten years after the opening of Disney's first Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, we take a look inside the salon known for transforming kids ages three to 12 into young royalty.
Samantha Friend

​Where 30 Million 'Missing' Girls in China Actually Went

A 2016 study "discovered" millions of missing girls lost to China's one-child policy, and the results also shine a light on China's propensity to favor sons over daughters.
Kimberly Lawson