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Africa

9 Wise Quotes From Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author Of “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Ten years ago, Nigerian feminist novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” was published. The story of two upper-middle-cla sisters... Read More »

Why Are Straight Women in Tanzania Marrying One Another?

In "Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other," published in the August 2016 i ue of Marie Claire, Abigail Haworth investigates the link to the rise... Read More »

First Lady Michelle Obama, Sasha, and Malia Are Advocating for Girl's Education in Liberia

First Lady and MAKER Michelle Obama was joined by her daughters Sasha and Malia in one of the world's poorest countries to urge girls to go to school.... Read More »

Meryl Streep and Michelle Obama Are Going to Africa Together

In 2014, President Obama publicly declared his affection for Meryl Streep while presenting her with the Medal for Freedom. "I love Meryl Streep," Obam... Read More »

This Fierce Female Chief Terminated Nearly 850 Child Marriages

They call her the child marriage terminator. Theresa Kachindamoto is a female chief making strides in her community in central Malawi having annulled... Read More »

Girls Gone Global: MAKERS Celebrates International Day of the Girl 2015

October 11 marks International Day of the Girl. And this year, MAKERS is celebrating it by taking a virtual trip around the world with these stories i... Read More »