Educating Girls

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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 …

Refugees

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

US first lady urges Spanish women to promote girls' learning

MADRID (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls' education initiative, saying it's important girls are "valued for their minds."<p>Speaking to hundreds of young women at a conference in Madrid, Mrs. Obama spoke of …

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 …

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 …

An Indian teen was raped by her father. Village elders had her whipped.

MAUJE JAWALWADI, India — The teenage girl, dressed in pink, sits in the dirt before six community elders.<p>In a scene captured on a cellphone video, one of the men wags his finger angrily at her. He rages: This girl must be punished.<p>A villager ties her waist with rope, holding the other end, and …

Extremism

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

Seahawks’ Cliff Avril and NFL Friends Build School, Host Football Camp in Haiti<p>That’s right. There is no off season in the NFL, especially for the …

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 …

Education

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 …

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 …

Education

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 …

An unusual boarding school in a small Indian city could be improving the lives of child brides

India has a serious child-marriage problem. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, one-third of the world’s child brides—or 240 million—are in this country.<p>This ancient tradition not only deprives girls of education, but also makes them vulnerable to early childbearing, sexual coercion …

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 …

Women's Rights

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 …

First lady urges fathers worldwide to join ‘struggle’ for girls’ education

DOHA, Qatar — First lady Mi­chelle Obama urged the world to open more opportunities for girls in education and women in the workforce in a speech Wednesday that drew on her experience with gender bias growing up in Chicago.<p>“Back when I was a girl, even though I was bright and curious, and I had …

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 …

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 …

Refugees

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 …

Education

Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually</i> …

Education