The Taliban have given every indication women and girls will face violence and repression as they back control of Afghanistan.
After 20 years in Afghanistan and many promises made, the U.S. does hold responsibility for Afghans’ fate, including their human right to access education.
Less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. The biases and perceptions that keep women and girls out of STEM must be tackled.
Close to 4 million teenage girls are subjected to breast ironing worldwide. This harmful cultural practice, which is most prevalent in West and Central Africa, needs to stop.
Physical education is for every body - as long as it’s male.
Astronomy is accessible to anyone with a view of the sky.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
Creating more opportunities for young women and girls to work and earn money is a possible solution to early marriages. Subsidising secondary education to keep poorer girls in school is another.
Here’s how cultural practices are playing a role in many countries in incentivizing parents to educate their girls.
Girls’ lives are still entangled in a culture whose custodians happen to be men.
Ghana’s school feeding programme has reached millions of children in the past 11 years. It does important work, but needs more support to grow and become sustainable.
Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and maths fields is a process that involves many parts of a society. Several African countries are setting the pace.
When girls know that they have access to hygienic, safe sanitary products they are less likely to skip school while menstruating.
Abduction, sexual violence, early marriage: a few of the choices facing adolescent girls who ought instead to be in school.
Education can be a powerful tool to stop the practice of child marriage. It empowers girls, and their success can ultimately boost their communities.
China’s population policy helped more women into university, creating a generation with higher aspirations.
The inclusion of menstrual hygiene in the Sustainable Development Goals marks an important step forward, but to what extent will it address the issue of schoolgirl absenteeism?
Donald Trump got menstruation onto the front page of the New York Times. With the taboo broken, it’s a good time to talk about how all girls everywhere can manage their periods safely and privately.
This study appears to be the first causal evidence that formal education and reduced HIV infection rates go hand in hand.
The way IT is taught in schools means girls are less likely to continue on to further study. When you take the boys out of class and direct teaching to the girls, interest in IT increases.