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Watch how fast one politician slams the door on any debate over girls' rights to an education.

Girls make up half our society. Not educating them seems like countries would really be setting themselves up for failure. The reality is much more shocking.

Watch how fast one politician slams the door on any debate over girls' rights to an education.

Just how serious is the education gap in developing countries?

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is dedicated to providing girls all over the world equal access to education. In 2013, they published a global educational report that contains some startling facts about the state of female education around the world.


Colombian politician Sergio Fajardo is one person who is working to help educate girls around the globe.

Sergio is all about the importance of providing girls with an education and articulates it beautifully. For him, the chance to go to school isn't just about education, it's about dignity.

Fortunately, Sergio isn't alone in his fight to rectify this severe injustice. Emma Watson's He for She campaign has partnered with men all over the world, including Sergio, to take action and assure women have equal rights on every issue. Check out the video below to hear more about the initiative and take action with him.

You could share this and then sleep a little better tonight, knowing you took a small step to help make education available to every girl in the world.

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A group of beachgoers in Mexico proved that when people join together and stand up for justice, you can triumph in even the direst of circumstances.

Municipal police in Tulum, Quintana Roo got received a tip that there were men allegedly committing "immoral acts" on the beach. So the officers, armed with AR-15 rifles, picked up two Canadian men.

"The officers approached a group of young foreigners," local politician Maritza Escalante Morales recounted in her video. "After about 20 minutes passed, a patrol car arrived and proceeded to arrest them with handcuffs."

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After years of service as a military nurse in the naval Marine Corps, Los Angeles, California-resident Rhonda Jackson became one of the 37,000 retired veterans in the U.S. who are currently experiencing homelessness — roughly eight percent of the entire homeless population.

"I was living in a one-bedroom apartment with no heat for two years," Jackson said. "The Department of Veterans Affairs was doing everything they could to help but I was not in a good situation."

One day in 2019, Jackson felt a sudden sense of hope for a better living arrangement when she caught wind of the ongoing construction of Veteran's Village in Carson, California — a 51-unit affordable housing development with one, two and three-bedroom apartments and supportive services to residents through a partnership with U.S.VETS.

Her feelings of hope quickly blossomed into a vision for her future when she learned that Veteran's Village was taking applications for residents to move in later that year after construction was complete.

"I was entered into a lottery and I just said to myself, 'Okay, this is going to work out,'" Jackson said. "The next thing I knew, I had won the lottery — in more ways than one."

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Most people imagine depression equals “really sad,” and unless you’ve experienced depression yourself, you might not know it goes so much deeper than that. Depression expresses itself in many different ways, some more obvious than others. While some people have a hard time getting out of bed, others might get to work just fine — it’s different for everyone.

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The 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off in Orlando, Florida on Friday. It's three days of panels and speakers with former President Donald Trump delivering the keynote speech on Sunday night.

It's believed that during the speech Trump will declare himself the Republican frontrunner for the 2024 nomination.

So far, the event has made headlines for a speech by Senator Ted Cruz of Texas who tried his hand at stand-up comedy. "I've got to say, Orlando is awesome," Cruz told the cheering crowd. "It's not as nice as Cancun. But it's nice."

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