Women's rights activist Cherie Blair speaks at an event in California in 2015. Last month she drew attention for her comment that "most African ladies' first sexual experience is rape."
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Sakshi Satpathy at the U.N.'s headquarters in March. On Thursday, she received an award from the Girl Scouts at the U.N. for her work to fight child marriage and human trafficking.
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Centenarian Man Kaur of India celebrates after competing in the 100-meter sprint in the 100+ age category at an international event in Auckland on April 24, 2017.
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Milagros "Mili" Hernandez, 8, plays soccer in Ohama, Neb. Her team was disqualified from the final round of a tournament because somebody had complained to organizers that there was a boy on the team.
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Eunice, pictured above, is one of the workshop participants: "Today I learned a girl can do anything — that a boy and girl are equal, no one is more special, and I am happy about it. I am happy that the new things I learned today [are] to be confident and be powerful."
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Girl Up activists pose during their leadership summit in Washington, D.C. Top row, left to right: Keza Latifah Mashenge, Fiona Adams, Nehal Jain, Sarah Gulley. Second row: Kyung Mi Lee, Sarah Hesterman, Janice Catherine Yang.