Alexander De Silva

15 Flips | 2 Magazines | @AlexanderDe6o2c | Keep up with Alexander De Silva on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alexander De Silva”

9 reasons why gender matters when improving global nutrition

Marc Van Ameringen, executive director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Geneva, Switzerland, @GAINExecDir<p><b>Women are crucial:</b> We simply cannot end malnutrition if we don't invest in women, and not just because of their hugely important role as mothers. Women are critical to food and nutrition …

Women make politics better: panel

Comments<p>Your feedback is important to us!<p>We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.<p>Disclaimer: Comments …

India, the message is clear: women want a say in politics

In 1952, a decade after the Indian independence activist Aruna Asaf Ali hoisted the flag of the Indian National Congress at the Gowalia Tank maidan, India held its first general elections. Women had come out in massive numbers to take part in the marches and rallies of the Indian freedom movement, …

Women in Leadership

April 2018<p>May 2017<p>The majority of workers on low pay or zero-hour contracts are women, which adds to the stress when they experience long-term health issues<p>Published: 17 May 2017<p>Published: 17 May 2017<p>Jobs in technology can be creative, women-led and non-conformist – meet the female trailblaizers …

Entrepreneurship

Can the Gender Gap Be Solved?

In the ultra progressive Nordic countries that have done the most to enforce gender equality, a gap stubbornly persists in the workplace. Can America …

Women are held back from top academic careers in South Asia

While women are increasingly entering the global academy as undergraduate students, they are having less success in securing leadership roles in …

What influence do women wield in African governments?

<i>Kim Yi Dionne: This post is the second in a three-part series on gender and politics focused on political leadership. The series highlights recent political science scholarship that examines experiences from around the world. An earlier post by Farida Jalalzai discussed global trends of women</i> …

It's Time for a New Accountability in American Education

Voices across the country are raising concerns about the new Common Core State Standards. But if you listen carefully to the conversations, the main concern is not about the standards, themselves, but about the consequences of high-stakes tests attached to the standards. And those concerns are …

West Wing Week 05/09/14 or, “Reach Higher”

This week, the First Lady launched her new Reach Higher education initiative, while the President hosted two bilateral meetings and a press conference, let loose some humor at the White House Correspondents Dinner, and traveled to Arkansas and California.<p><b>Friday, May 2nd</b><p>On Friday, the President …

Christopher Pyne flags major changes to higher education in budget

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has flagged major changes to higher education in next week’s budget, arguing universities should be able to set their own fees.<p>Despite concerns from student groups that the changes would drive up graduates’ debt under the Higher Education Loan Program …

Children are robbed of the right to education worldwide – but we can help

Attacks on education have become visible in our world. The shooting of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot for daring to go to school, shocked us. We cheered when she won her fight for life. And now we are in new despair over the kidnapping of girls in Nigeria by terrorists who want them to stop them …

Nigeria's girls and the struggle for an education in the line of fire

Despite the plight of more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls grabbing the world's attention, there remains insufficient focus on the wider issues of education and gender politics in Africa's most populous country.<p>Nigeria has the highest number of children out of school. Of the 57 million …