Gender

India: Women’s education in rural areas holds the key to family

Shillong, July 24 Meghalaya State Commission for Protection of Child Rights chairperson M Kharkongor today said women's education in rural areas holds the key to address the issue of increasing population. Kharkongor stressed the need to educate rural women on family...

Malala Yousafzai: notes from my Girl Power trip to Nigeria

Three days ago, I returned from my second visit to Nigeria. Nigeria is the richest country in Africa, but it has the highest number of out-of-school girls in the world. When I first visited the country in 2014, the government spent 9% of its budget on education. This...

India: More education, fewer child brides mean healthier children

Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights...

Nepal: Adolescent girl education changes life in Mahottari

MAHOTTARI — Director at Education Department under the Ministry of Education Mitranath Gartaula lauded the task of educating illiterate adolescents and mothers from deprived community of Mahottari district. Director Gartaula, who has recently reached Parsadeward of...

How Do You Change A Girl’s Life?

The London Family Planning Summit held in London last week was heralded a major success. At least was committed for reproductive health services. New partners and countries signed up to the 2020 targets and the fundamental rights of women and girls was once again...

Parents Are Key To Getting More Girls In IT

Whether you sit in the nature or nurture camp - or safely on the fence - there is no doubting the vast influence parents have on their children, from their habits and behaviours to their career choices and personal development through life. With this in mind, parents...

US: How poorly rated schools attract better teachers

GROWING UP IN CHICAGO, Lucy Mucino did well in school and played rugby at her high school, Rauner College Prep, but there was something missing. “I grew up in a not so well-rounded household,” Mucino says. And even school didn’t feel like the most positive...

UAE calls for right to education for girls

GENEVA: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has unanimously passed a draft resolution tabled by the UAE on the girls’ right to education during the ongoing 35th session of the Council in Geneva. So far, 80 states have adopted the draft resolution,...

More Girls in STEM Means Improving STEM Teacher Training

Women around the world, especially in developing countries, remain a minority in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study (STEM). Just take science researchers alone. According to UNESCO, in 121 countries, women make up 29 percent of science...

Africa: Make Girls’ Access to Education a Reality

(Dakar) – Millions of pregnant and married adolescent girls across many African countries are being denied their education because of discriminatory policies and practices, Human Rights Watch said today, on the Day of the African Child. More than 49 million girls are...

Zimbabwe: Disadvantaged girls get new lifeline

While some girls were busy with their studies, 15-year-old Chipo (not real name), was already being mentored on how to become a perfect wife. BY TAPIWA ZIVIRA A school dropout, who immediately fell into the clutches of child marriage, Chipo dumped her hopes of...

Why higher education doesn’t ensure better jobs for women in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan ‘Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao’ means education is the key to women empowerment.  It is assumed that higher education for women leads to jobs and financial empowerment for women. We break down the numbers to assess why access to higher...

Nigeria gives married drop out girls another chance of education

The Nigerian government plans to introduce special schools for girls who dropped out of school for marriage. According to the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, this is an opportunity for the women to continue their education from their marital homes, News...

Gender stereotypes in Bangladeshi school textbooks

Education is widely considered an effective means to address the socioeconomic challenges that women face around the world and a key Sustainable Development target. Yet girls systematically lag behind boys in many parts of the world. One country where girls’ schooling...

A new toolkit for gender-responsive education sector plans

There is no doubt that tremendous gains in education have been made since 2000. Access and participation have markedly increased, for girls and boys, through the provision of more classrooms, textbooks and toilets and the recruitment of more, and better trained,...

Ten Trends in Girls’ Education

Where is girls’ education headed? What are the most important trends to watch, the areas to worry about, and the strategies to consider? Last year, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings collaborated with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative...

Gender equality is impossible without digital skills for girls

If you’ve opened a newspaper or a web browser lately, you will have likely seen reports of the demise of work as we know it. “Robots could take away two-thirds of jobs in developing countries”, proclaimed Forbes magazine last year. “The long-term jobs killer is not...

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