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“We have accomplished what no one said can be done, which is to be a trip for peace, for reconciliation, for human rights and a trip to which both governments agreed. We were able to be citizen diplomats.”

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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem along with a group of 30 women peace activists crossed the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea on Sunday, in what organizers called a “symbolic act of peace” meant to encourage dialogue and reunification between the two countries.
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“Earth Observation images show the world through a wide-enough frame so that complete large-scale phenomena can be observed to an accuracy and entirety it would take an army of ground-level observers to match."

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  The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. An international organisation with 20 Member States, the ESA in its current form was created in 1975. Since then they have share...
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“I still love this uniform. Partly because there’s a silent message to every little girl of color that I pass on the street or in an elevator or on an escalator…that there’s a career choice she may have never thought of.” -- Smart Ranger Betty Soskin

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In an interview with the "Today Show," Betty Reid Soskin, who is believed to be the nation's oldest park ranger works to inspire young women of color.
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“We want all kids to get interested in science, but we really felt that it was important for girls in particular to see strong female characters,” said Sascha Paladino, the show’s creator.

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“Miles From Tomorrowland” on Disney Junior stays away from science stereotypes.
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“This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set. It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.”

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The latest fashion magazine cover to come out of Australia is already guaranteed to have moms everywhere enthusiastically cheering. Elle Australia’s June features model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her baby. The image is a gorgeous portrayal of motherhood as shown through a high fashion lens. In
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"French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste.

The law will also introduce an education programme about food waste in schools and businesses."

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Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty
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"Once a month, this college art teacher sets up a sewing machine on the sidewalk and, stitch by stitch, repairs the fabric of his community, all for free."

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Michael Swaine has a 15-year mission to mend the Tenderloin district in downtown San Francisco. Once a month, this college art teacher sets up a sewing machine on the sidewalk and, stitch by stitch, repairs the fabric of his community, all for free. Steve Hartman reports.
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"That’s what this league is all about: fulfilling the dreams of girls who want to play football.”

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Its about time only wish this could have happen when I was in school.
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"Most women I know were more influenced in their childhood by compelling stories with great female characters. Looking back I can think of several children’s books that had heroines that were empowering to little girls — and even to women now."

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There has been a lot of hubbub in the children’s publishing industry lately about the proliferation of gender-specific books. The Let Books Be Books campaign is working to spread the word about labeling of books marketed toward children. The main examples have been companion titles, The Beautiful
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Fun paper placemat printables from our friends over at Handmade Charlotte!

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A colorful plate is a happy plate! Paper Placemat Printables make it fun and easy to teach kids all about the wonderful world of food.
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“Violence against women takes place in all countries, and at all levels and working with young people is essential if we want to put an end to it”

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Funny, Thoughtful and Deceivingly educational programming by Amy Poehler.
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Change the World by Being Yourself.

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is an online community for young girls and the young at heart, that encourages women in activism, volunteerism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts.

Become a part of the Smart Girls community! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, & Tumblr.

Be sure to stop by our website, amysmartgirls.com!
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