Gender

What really counts for girls’ education

Nov. 10, 2017 By JULIET KIMOTHO The ultimate goal of education is to impart to children numerical, literacy and practical skills for them to realise their potential. Since 2000, significant progress has been made to attain universal education, but sadly many children,...

Educating young women for a better future

NOVEMBER 12, 2017  by Nomsa Daniels Global and continental research indicates that gender inequality in children’s education is still a big issue. According to UNESCO data, over 235 million children are out of school globally, with Africa having the highest rates of...

Afghan politics sway how textbooks portray women

Posted by Stanford November 7th, 2017 The way Afghan schoolbooks portray women and girls fluctuates sharply—from egalitarian to nearly nonexistent to largely traditional—depending on the regime in power. “In almost all other nations, if you look at gender...

Supporting the education of teen mothers in Jamaica

Dasmine KennedyTuesday, November 7, 2017 Teenage pregnancy is a challenge for many nations, including in my home country of Jamaica, where the teenage pregnancy rate in 2008 was the fourth highest in the Caribbean, with 72 out of 1,000 adolescent girls becoming...

Pakistan paying special attention to girls’ education

Islamabad Minister for Education and Professional Training Baligh ur Rehman has expressed Pakistan’s firm commitment to continue working with international community for global peace and development. He stated this while delivering statement at the 39th UNESCO General...

Empowering underprivileged girls through education

Hyderabad: For millions of underprivileged girls, education is a wild goose chase. But, thanks to a few compassionate persons, at least some of them get the most-desired thing: care and a gentle push. And, the MV Foundation is one such organisation that is on a...

Afghanistan: Girls continue to struggle for an education

24 October 2017 This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 17 October 2017. Afghan government and international donor efforts since 2001 to educate girls have significantly faltered in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today....

We Need To Ensure That More African Girls Get An Education

It is the young trees that make up a forest and a wise farmer knows to invest in planting them while he can. 24/10/2017 Huge silver pots, large food warmers, shiny wooden mortars and pestles are some of the gifts a bride gets on her wedding day. They reinforce her...

Green skills for girls in a green economy

In the 21st century economy, most workers will see 50-70 percent of their tasks lost to automation. Climate change will present a further set of threats to both the stability and sustainability of that economy. The livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable will bear...

Rights Group Says Afghanistan Failing to Educate Girls

Human Rights Watch is giving the government in Afghanistan and international donors a failing grade in their efforts to educate Afghan girls. In a report released on October 17, the rights group found that about two-thirds, or nearly 66 percent, of Afghan girls do not...

Karnataka to give free education to all girls till graduation

BENGALURU: In a grand sweep, the Karnataka government has decided to make education free for all girls from Class 1 to graduation level in all public and aided private schools and colleges, barring only professional institutions, from the next academic year. The...

The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India

As the country grows rapidly, new initiatives are working against a host of obstacles in the hope of keeping young women in school. JAISALMER, INDIA—Once a year, the history lecturer Vijay Kumar Ballani and his colleagues go door-to-door in this rural village,...

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Published: 07/07/2017 by Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or ignited a passion that years later still burns strong and bright? I can. Mrs Jette...

Increasing equity through educational technology

Elise Chen | Comparative Media Studies/Writing August 30, 2017 Assistant Professor Justin Reich looks to transform educational settings by equipping teachers with the technology tools they need to best serve all students. Justin Reich was ready to observe a teacher...

10 toughest places for girls to go to school

Debates about schools in richer countries are often about the politics of priorities, what subjects should be given most importance, who needs extra help and what needs more public spending. But for families in many developing countries questions about education can...

Educating girls: the key to tackling global poverty

Access to education shouldn’t be determined by a child’s gender, yet 130 million girls globally are out of school and 15 million girls of primary school age will never even enter a classroom. Educating girls gives them the freedom to make decisions to improve their...

Private sector to join Trump administration in STEM initiative

      Dive Brief: According to Fast Company, a presidential memorandum signed by President Donald Trump Monday afternoon will direct at least $200 million annually in grant funding to STEM and computer science education. Additional efforts are also expected to be made...

Indigenous girls on a clear path to become leaders in Guatemala

Guatemalan teenager Keyli Paulina Chic is pursuing her dream to study thanks to a UNESCO-Guatemalan governmental project to give indigenous young people a second chance at education. Keyli lives in the Choacorral community in Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, in...

Mobile App Aims to Help End Child Marriage in India’s Bihar

MUMBAI —  A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India's Bihar state, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18. The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender...

Child brides: Why underage girls are marrying in Indonesia

Aulia* was 15 when she was married. There wasn't a lot of choice. She had been dating Arief, a sweet-faced boy from the local garage, and the neighbourhood tongues were in overdrive. "There was all this shaming," Arief recalls. "I hadn't actually kissed her and...

What’s it like to start reading at 60?

What's it like to read your first words at the age of 60? What difference does it make after a lifetime of getting by without reading? If you think about how much written information we consume every hour - going through emails at work or flicking through messages on...

Reframing girls’ education in India

“I used to think – That, so what if I study, I will still just be married off. Because eventually everyone just gets married off. Then here [in school] I learned that marriage is not everything, that I can have a life of my own. I can become anything I want.” — Aarti...

UK: How can teachers encourage more girls to study mathematics?

Last week’s GCSE maths results – the first of the new and more challenging syllabus – show that boys have pulled further ahead of girls; 16.5% of male candidates were awarded at least an A grade this year, compared with 14.7% of female candidates. What does this mean...

Empowering rural women through education

By: DR JAYA SHUKLA September 02, 2017 The right to education is fundamental Human Right. Education is crucial for development of women. Rural women’s access to education and training can have a major impact on their potential to access and benefit from...

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