“But what makes Bost even more unique than its clientele is the fact that it employs women who live in Kabul’s women’s shelters.”
Afghan Women Launch New TV Station For Women
"There has been a lot of talk about women's rights and media rights... But we've never seen anything special for women and that's why we've done this."
Sex Workers Replacing Cops in Sandinista-Run Nicaragua
“We are capable women, we defend our rights, and we are also contributing to justice in our country."
Meet the Ethiopian Superheroes Fighting for Girls' Rights
The Tibeb Girls are Ethiopia's answer to the Powerpuff Girls, fighting Africa's greatest social issues.
This Girls' Soccer Team Who Played in a Boys League - and Won
“I always try to show that soccer isn’t just for boys, If you’re technically better, you can compensate for being perhaps physically weaker.”
The Cursed Girl
This is an utterly stunning piece of work. Set aside 10-15 minutes and enjoy one of the most cinematic experiences I've found in some time.
No one asked her to prom, so she took her Harvard acceptance letter
"I took a date that was pretty low maintenance, so I didn't have to pay for his dinner."
The Woman who Defended a Castle for Three Years
With a scant handful of helpers, this woman held off hundreds of attackers for THREE YEARS.
This 98-year-old yoga master continues to practice yoga, teaching students and performing poses like a woman a quarter her age.
Chandro Tomar aka 'Shooter Dadi'
"She once defeated a deputy superintendent of police and he refused to come for the presentation ceremony saying he’d been slighted by an old woman,"
Colorized Photos of Soviet Female Snipers from WW2
Newly-colorized photos highlight the female Russian snipers of WW2 - including RP fave Lyudmila Pavlichenko!
When her beloved college of history was bombed by the Germans, this woman began a dark path that would see her become history's deadliest female sniper -- and one of Eleanor Roosevelt's best friends.
To warn against the incoming British, this teen girl staged her own midnight ride - far longer and more dangerous…
One of the greatest pharaohs to ever live, she built up Egypt so much that a generations-long sustained effort to erase her from history couldn't do the trick.
Mekatilili wa Menza
When colonial powers went too far, she rebelled in the most stylish way possible: dancing from town to town. It was surprisingly effective.
When this princess had her life ruined by an unstoppable warrior, she: became a fervent ascetic for years and got a divine boon; killed herself to reincarnate faster; came back as a man; and killed the man who'd wronged her, in the stunning climax of the world's longest epic poem.