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# period poverty
Government report on period poverty to be launched next month
The report comes as two senators have put forward proposed legislation on the issue.
# I am malala
'I tell people: girls and women in patriarchal societies, they die as if they were never born'
Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala, has written a moving memoir.
# Rita Ora
Rita Ora has apologised for unintentionally upsetting LGBTQ people with her new song 'Girls'
The singer was unfairly forced to come out after criticism.
# GIRLS
Rita Ora is getting some criticism from LGBT artists over her new song 'Girls'
The song’s lyrics have come into question.
# untogether
Jamie Dornan has kept his Nordie accent for new movie Untogether, thank God
He stars alongside Girls’ star Jemima Kirke.
# Study
'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.
# threats and intimidation
'Whenever you talk about female genital mutilation there's a backlash'
About 2,700 girls living in Ireland may be at risk of undergoing the practice.
# closing the gap
Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert
The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.
# GIRLS
Lena Dunham is facing backlash for defending a Girls writer accused of sexual assault
Dunham has previously been vocal in her support of women speaking out on sexual misconduct.
# Trailblazers
Young girls playing football are breaking cultural barriers in Palestine
Women’s football has grown since the first female Palestinian team was formed in 2009.
# gender roles
'The right to do any job they like': New book sets out a declaration for the rights of boys and girls
Irish publisher Siobhan Parkinson of Little Island tells us why they decided to publish the book.
# Dogs
Lena Dunham gave away her "aggressive" dog and the internet is having none of it
Caught rotten, Lena?
# mayo orphan girls
'It was like landing on the moon': Finding the fate of Irish Famine orphans sent to Australia
A woman researching their fate tells us their story.
# lena dunham
Lena Dunham absolutely shot down a magazine claiming to know her 'weight loss tips'
She lists anxiety disorder and it’s resultant nausea as the key to her new look.
# no spoilers
Lena Dunham shared a lovely handwritten note on the night Girls aired its last ever episode
“Give any woman 6 years to create uninterrupted and she will soar.”
# young wans
13 things that would happen if Girls was set in Dublin
Young Wans.
# nervous giggling
Lena Dunham managed to totally fluster a presenter by simply saying the word 'penis'
“I wasn’t brought up talking like that!”
# Boys
Irish teenage boys are 42% fitter than girls
The study measured aerobic fitness by testing students with a beep test – the results of which they then entered into a competition.
# HPV
'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine
Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.
# just girly things
11 everyday items that women are FINALLY able to buy
Lucky us!
# best friends
15 things you'll know if you've lived with a bunch of gals
Knickers on the rads, fatman pants, Sex and the City boxsets.
# Manchester
Two arrests after 12-year-olds take ecstasy and are hospitalised
The girls are in a stable condition.
Voices
'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'
Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.
# Comeback
Lena Dunham called out a magazine for Photoshopping her on its front cover
But they came right back at her.
# New Arrivals
53-year-old Swiss billionaire pregnant with twins
She only plans to take a few weeks off work.
Voices
Are sexy Halloween outfits empowering or degrading? That all depends on your sense of self
“You are a fat, worthless pig.” Words women say to themselves everyday, writes Lorraine Courtney, who questions whether hypersexualised Halloween outfits are empowering or degrading?
# here come the girls
16 things Irish girls will never tell you
Well, until now.
# Saved
Helicopter rescue of teenage Girls Brigade stranded on mountain
The group were hiking in the Mourne Mountains and had their call cut off before getting through to
# examination blues
Pretty much everything can stress you out when you're doing the Leaving Cert
New research from the ERSI has found that students are under a lot of pressure during their examinations.
# Everyday sexism
Lego published beauty tips for girls and parents are not one bit happy
*sighs*
# girls are weird
This young boy is trapped in his own personal hell at a girl's birthday party
No escape. No mercy.
# Twit
Lena Dunham deletes Twitter over death threats
But she’s still ON Twitter.
# listapalooza
The 11 most popular DailyEdge.ie lists of 2014
Yes, a list of lists. *head explodes*
# Sexual Offences
Is your child safe online? New laws on the way to combat grooming
An RTÉ Investigations Unit programme showed the dangers posed to young teens online.
# tugce
Outrage as student dies after confronting men who were harassing teens
The 23-year-old is said to have been attacked in a McDonald’s car park.
# noooooo
This four-year-old boy just had his first heartbreak, and his reaction is adorable
GIRLS, eh? Girls.
# lena dunham
Here is what people are saying about Lena Dunham's memoir
The first reviews have been published.
# Dublin
Gardaí investigate fire at derelict nursing home
Two girls were said to have been on the roof of the building, but no one was injured.
# Louth
Teenage girls hospitalised with burns after aerosol can explosion
The girls aged between 12-14 have been transferred from hospital in Drogheda to Dublin.
Voices
Opinion: My son is a little boy who happens to like pink... isn’t that allowed?
“It’s not fair Mama, why do only girls get sparkly things?”