Educating Girls

By Voice of Teachers | Teachers Without Borders

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

Every child deserves an education.<p>Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>And it’s true, education is one of the greatest resources the world has to offer. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of world's the population ― are …

Online tool to track African women in STEM

Photo essay: In DRC, women refugees rebuild lives, with determination and hope

<b>Date :</b> 18 May 2016<p>Burundi’s ongoing political turmoil has caused hundreds of thousands to flee their homes and seek shelter in neighbouring …

The Women’s Crusade - The New York Times

“She’s not going to have a son,” Sharifa told Saima’s husband, in front of her. “So you should marry again. Take a second wife.” Saima was shattered and ran off sobbing. Another wife would leave even less money to feed and educate the children. And Saima herself would be marginalized in the …

A Teenage Refugee Champions Girls’ Education

When Muzon’s family fled the war in Syria in early 2013, they briefly considered leaving her behind. The bright 14-year-old had been studying hard …

Refugees
Women's Rights

Sexual health gets little attention in a crisis, with devastating results

Women are 14 times more likely to die than men in a crisis. We are calling on the world humanitarian summit to prioritise reproductive healthcare<p>About 125 million people are affected by crises. A quarter of those people are female and of reproductive age – and women are 14 times more likely than …

Women's Rights

Gender inequality ‘an insurmountable obstacle for many women’

UN population fund says lack of empowerment affects every aspect of life for women in the world’s 48 least developed countries<p>Millions of women and girls in the world’s poorest countries are being denied the opportunity to help drive development because of the “countless barriers” they still face …

Population
Extremism

Seahawks’ Cliff Avril and NFL Friends Build School, Host Football Camp in Haiti

That’s right. There is no off season in the NFL, especially for the good guys of the league.<p>Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril recruited …

Dallas Cowboys

Community Radio and Gender: Towards an Inclusive Public Sphere

Author: Kanchan K. MalikDaniela BandelliPublication Date Sunday, June 28, 2015Affiliation: University of Hyderabad (<i>Malik</i>); University of Queensland …

Gender

Every girl deserves a high-quality education. And yet, in virtually every nation resources are scarce and those arguing for a greater investment in …

Why does girls education matter? Because investing in girls&women can change the world! via @gatesfoundation https://t.co/f20guupgrI

Simple solutions to keep girls in school in Bangladesh

International Day of the Girl Child is 11 October 2013. This year’s Day focuses on innovating for girls’ education. Smart and creative use of …

Expanding Education Opportunities for Girls in South Sudan

South Sudan faces significant challenges in the education sector, especially in terms of gender equality. A program jointly funded by the Global …

Education

Hold the celebration for girls' education

The unfinished business of girls' rights - New report by Plan International says girls put education at the top of their priorities

In new research conducted for Plan International's annual report on the State of the World's Girls, it is clear how much girls value education both …

Women's Rights

What Our Reporters Learned From The World's Teenage Girls: #15Girls

What's it like to be a 15-year-old girl, full of dreams but not sure how to make them become reality?<p>This story is part of our #15Girls series, profiling teens around the world.<p>That's a question that NPR explored this fall in our series #15Girls. We sent reporters around the world. We met girls who …

Parenting
Education

Let Girls Learn

Addressing the global crisis in girls’ education requires not just investment, but challenging cultural beliefs and practices.<p>Right now, 62 million girls worldwide are not in school. They’re receiving no formal education at all—no reading, no writing, no math—none of the basic skills they need to …

Emerging from the Field: Women and the Global Fight Against Hunger

In attempting to understand the conditions in which women around the world live, we have come to realize that much of the information about women simply is not available. We are missing nearly 80 percent of the data on their empowerment. That missing information ranges from women's access to credit …

Education

5 reasons why involving youth is critical to ending child marriage

Posted on Sunday 9th Aug 2015<p>With 1.8 billion young people worldwide, we currently have the largest youth generation in history. Young people are …

Why A School For Child Brides Made Villagers Mad ... At First: #15Girls

Mahendra Sharma is director of an unusual charity: It's effectively a boarding school for child brides. It's called the Veerni Institute and it provides free room, board, health care and schooling to about 70 girls from villages surrounding the northern city of Jodhpur. Child marriage is a …

Education

What it takes to educate more girls

On October 11, we celebrate the International Day of the Girl.Over the last decade and a half, there has been historic progress in getting more girls …

Education

Bringing girls in crisis out from the shadows

That’s why the best way to celebrate, say Amy Spindler of Mercy Corps and Omar Robles of Women’s Refugee Commission, is by actively finding the …

Girls still being left behind as countries fail to close gender gap in schools

<i>Schoolgirls at a class in Vietnam</i> Picture: Tuan Nguyen/EFAReport<p>The goal was clear - get equal numbers of girls and boys into school. The timescale …