Girls are at greater risk of early marriage in refugee camps where their parents are unable to provided the necessary support.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
Let’s see how this works.
Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Most people have a very limited understanding of what engineers do – and we engineers don't do a good job of expanding that view. But if we did, the benefits could be impressive.
Education can change girls’ lives: an extra year of education can raise a girl’s future wages by between 10% and 20%.
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Girls’ lives are still entangled in a culture whose custodians happen to be men.
The narrative around sexuality education is one of disease, danger and risk.
The messages that adolescents receive from sexuality education classes are frequently negative. It's time for the curriculum to become more empowering for learners and teachers.
There are very few spaces in which girls can discuss menstruation or ask questions about it.
Menstruation is a fact of life – but in many parts of Africa, it's something that young women dread. A South African research group is working to change this.
There are very clear ideas in Ghana about what girls can and should do, and how boys ought to behave.
Ghanaians believe that boys and girls should be raised very differently. This feeds into strongly defined traditional gender roles and ultimately leads to women having a lower social status.
Concerns over objectification tend to focus on adult women, but children can be objectified as well.
Our new research shows the culture of sexualisation not only affects how young girls see themselves, but also how they are treated and viewed by adults.
Children from a village in Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands Province stand in one of countless sweet potato gardens destroyed by frost across the country, August 2015.
Papua New Guinea is now facing a drought and frosts that look set to be worse than 1997, when hundreds of people died. So how can memories of 1997 save lives over the next few months?
The idea of ‘family balancing’ is based on the belief that children come in two genders that have essentially different traits.
The risk of harm in sex selection stems from the fact that parents don't desire any child, they want a child of a particular sex, who is to remain within the limits of binary gender roles.
Women should have access to high-level policy positions so that their input and voices are heard.
Despite ongoing efforts, achieving gender equality struggles because it is ignored or compartmentalised rather than interwoven throughout.
Young adult dystopian characters like Insurgent’s Tris are inspiring their female fans to shatter the glass ceiling.
By featuring girls who buck the conventions of their world – and ours – films like Insurgent inspire fans to enact real change.
Girls aged as young as 12 are testing positive for chlamydia, new data shows. Up to 13% of tests with girls aged 12 to 15…
We need to teach girls to value more than just looks.
The body is a gateway to experiencing and exploring the world. It’s the first thing people see when they look at us and it’s the canvas on which we express who we are. But the relationship we have with…
The idea that any expression of sexuality indicates mental problems or a lack of self respect does a disserve to girls.
Concern over children being “sexualised” is fuelling parental social media activism again this week after a NSW mum’s complaint on Target’s facebook page about clothes that make girls “look like tramps…