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NG Explorer Kakenya Ntaiya Honored as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes

Kakenya Ntaiya, a trailblazer for women’s education in Kenya and National Geographic Emerging Explorer has been selected as one of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2013.

On International Day of the Girl, Proof That Education is Power

On the International Day of the Girl, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and activist Kakenya Ntaiya says that educating girls can improve both their lives and their communities.

International Women’s Day: Photos and Quotes From Women Explorers

Celebrate International Women’s Day with great quotes from women explorers, and learn about the inspirational work they’re doing.

December 16, 2012: Fending Off Polar Bears, Taking Photos in Underwater Caves, and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we fend off polar bear attacks in Canada, search for life inside of our solar system, unburden our souls with Mongolian shamans, climb Yosemite’s El Capitan for science, dive deep into underwater caves to take pictures, survive whiteout training for expeditions to the earth’s poles, introduce a child from a remote Cambodian village to the entire world, and give girls in Kenya an opportunity.

Sentence Handed Down in Afghan Child Bride Case

The in-laws of Sahar Gul, a 15-year-old Afghan child bride, have been sentenced in an Afghan court to 10 years. Gul was imprisoned by her in-laws in a basement and then tortured, including being burned and having her fingernails pulled out, in an effort to force her to become a prostitute.