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Chart: In low-income countries, girls continue to lag boys in school completion

Globally, over 90% of children complete primary school and over 70% complete lower secondary school. However, completion rates are much lower in …

Why Cuba is an education success story and what it can teach Africa

Clive Kronenberg, <i>Cape Peninsula University of Technology</i><p>Cuba takes education very seriously. It became a top priority after Fidel Castro became prime minister in 1959 and this helped the country shake its mantle as the most unequal of the Hispanic Caribbean territories during both the colonial and …

Latin America

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Education Protects Women From Abuse

Extremists hate smart girls because smart girls are less likely to be kept down.<p>The horrifying kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by the extremist group Boko Haram was made even more horrifying by the fact that the group specifically targeted the girls for trying to improve their lives. …

Why women’s education doesn’t always improve women’s equality

Educated women in sexist nations are less likely to get married—and in a sad Catch-22, consequently are less likely to have children who can change their country’s attitudes.<p>These findings, from a working paper published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest it’s harder for …

Women still earning less money than men despite gains in education: study

<i>This story is part of Work in Progress, The Globe's look at the global struggle for gender parity.</i><p>A woman working full time in Canada makes 73.5 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to updated Statistics Canada income data produced for The Globe and Mail – a persistent wage gap that …

Better Education Will Mean Better Health for Young Women and Girls

<i>Fourth grade student studying biology at a newly built community school in Côte d'Ivoire. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand</i><p>In parts of South America, the Zika virus is challenging public health systems and generating a new wave of uncertainty for us all. And yet it feels like just moments ago that we were …

Behind The Niqab: Saudi Arabian Women Educators

Three colleagues and I had the privilege of doing workshops in Riyadh for 80 Saudi Arabian women higher education administrators last week. The Ministry of Education through the Academic Leadership Center sponsored the workshop; the first week-long workshop that they have done for women. We were …

A higher paycheck for more women in the military

The New Year is a new start for the American military. All branches of the armed service were supposed to turn in their detailed plans for how women will be fully integrated into all roles, including combat positions, by January 1, 2016. Then, starting January 2 and no later than April 1, the …

Military Officials Say Women Should Register for the Draft — Like Men

Image<p>With all combat positions available to women, <b>military</b> officials are suggesting that they, like men, should also be required to register for draft.<p>"It's my personal view that, based on this lifting of restrictions ... every American who's physically qualified should register for the draft," …

We Need More Women in the Military

The question of allowing women to compete to serve alongside men in all military occupational specialties, in all branches, including our special operating forces, is the focus of Congressional hearings today. From my perspective as a former commander of Iraqi forces development in Iraq, I believe …

There’s a rift opening on how the U.S. should handle women and military drafts

By Dan Lamothe<p>Dan Lamothe<p>Reporter covering the Pentagon and the U.S. military<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As the U.S. military prepares to open all jobs to women beginning this year, a rift has emerged: Key decision-makers in the Defense Department and Congress seem to agree that the U.S. government needs to …

Military

Why the US Military Is Now Opening Up the Last Combat Positions to Women

Moving Out on Women-in-Service<p>Three months ago, I announced that the Department of Defense would be opening all remaining combat positions to women. As I said at the time, to succeed in our mission of national defense, we cannot afford to cut ourselves off from half the country's talents and …

Women Recruited for U.S. Military

The U.S. Military is finally catching on to something we've always known: Women can do anything. All parts of all branches of the service—including the Navy's SEAL program—are beginning to recruit women for combat jobs, according to The Associated Press, and female officers could be serving in …

What Is a Woman?

The dispute between radical feminism and transgenderism.<p>On May 24th, a few dozen people gathered in a conference room at the Central Library, a century-old Georgian Revival building in downtown Portland, Oregon, for an event called Radfems Respond. The conference had been convened by a group that …

Why Women Can’t Break Free from the Parent Trap

In May of last year, I took a trip to Nevada to report a profile of a political candidate. After a three-hour interview with my subject, a member of …

What happened when I confronted my cruellest troll

I’m often deluged with hate online – and I’m used to being told not to feed the trolls. But after one of them stole my dead dad’s identity to abuse me, I decided to ask him why<p>For the past three years or so, at least one stranger has sought me out pretty much every day to call me a fat bitch (or …

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

Medicine

All The Items Of Clothing Women Have Been Told Not To Wear In 2015

Here we go again.<p>They are constantly being reminded that what they wear and how they choose to look is too "distracting", "revealing", or "inappropriate" for school, work, and other public environments.<p>Here is a handful of examples of what women have had to deal with in 2015.<p>* Carey Burgess, a …

Clothing

The Sexism of School Dress Codes

These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students.<p>Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined …

Middle School

It’s Equal Pay Day: 5 Facts You Should Know About the Wage Gap

Today is Equal Pay Day, but it isn’t exactly a date worth celebrating. April 12 symbolizes how far into the current year women would have to work in order to match what men earned the previous year. In other words, women have to work an extra 104 days in order to get paid the same amount of money …

Erykah Badu is wrong: Longer skirts won’t “keep our girls safe” at school

<b>Erykah Badu (AP/Arthur Mola)</b><p>Dress codes that unfairly punish girls are lazy and ineffective—it’s on school officials to keep all kids safe<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>April 12, 2016 6:21pm (UTC)<p>Yesterday, in response to a Newshub article, picked up by The Guardian, about a New Zealand school where a dress …

28 Inspiring Women Share Some Wise Words About Equal Pay

"If you're doing the same job, you should be compensated and treated in the same way."<p><b>1.</b> "We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn't a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average …

The gender pay gap: In California, it adds up to $39 billion

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, which was invented by an activist group two decades ago to draw attention to the wage divide between men and women.<p>The day comes in April, roughly marking how many extra months women would have to work into the new year to make what men made the year the year before.<p>The …

Martha McSally fights for women's rights

Congresswoman Martha McSally is making big waves in her fight for women’s equality as Women’s History Month comes to an end.<p>“I was brought up in a …

Salvationists Join 20,000 Delegates at UN in New York to Address Inequalities Experienced by Women and Girls

01 April 2016<p><b>TWENTY Salvation Army representatives took part in the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which was held at the</b> …

Why Feminism is AWOL on Islam

Argue all you want with many feminist policies, but few quarrel with feminism’s core moral insight, which changed the lives (and minds) of women …

Feminism

British man jailed after keeping wife as a slave in landmark case

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British man who treated his Pakistani wife as a slave was sentenced to two years on Friday following what is believed to be the first conviction in the UK for domestic servitude involving a husband and wife.<p>“This is a ground-breaking case which demonstrates …