Malala Yousafzai addresses members of the European Parliament.

Nigeria Kidnapping, Malala Shooting Rouses Teens

The kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai have spurred some U.S. teens to activism and generosity. Others find the news too terrible and hard to solve.

Girl in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Girl, 13, Delays Her Wedding

One girl at a time, the Kaya Girls Center is working to combat child marriage, which impacts 61 percent of rural girls in the country, says Ritu Sharma in “Teach a Woman to Fish.” In this excerpt, the members try to help a 13-year-old in a red shirt.

Justice for Jane and allies at 2014 New York City Pride Parade.

Connecticut Trans Teen Ignites Prison Reform Push

First she was placed in an adult women’s prison, now she’s in a boy’s facility. Supporters decry officials’ indifference to her age and gender identity and are demanding a new law and a new prison commissioner.