Education & Education Reform

Despite recent progress, women do not have equal access to educational opportunities. Socio-economic and racial disparities persist, particularly for immigrants and women of color. More effort needs to be focused on improving access to college preparatory and post-secondary education for low-income girls. Efforts need to include comprehensive sex education and teen pregnancy prevention as well as extended and flexible degree programs for single mothers. More focus is needed on making “hard sciences” (physics, chemistry, engineering) and technology more appealing to girls both in the classroom and as part of after-school activities.

Re:Gender Resources

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Blog Posts

*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
In 2008, families in the lowest income bracket needed to sacrafice 55 percent of their annual income to send their child to a four-year public...
 *By Julie Zeilinger
By Josephina Ragon* Last week, I waited eagerly on the steps of City Hall to get the latest facts on the status of black women and girls. The...
By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*This post originally appeared on the Health Justice Blog associated with the Health Justice Division of the New York...

News

  • March 11, 2010

    The Kenyan Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) has been castigated by various women’s rights organisations for diluting the language in the draft document


  • March 9, 2010

    The negative fallout from climate change is having a devastatingly lopsided impact on women compared to men, from higher death rates during natural disasters to heavier household and care burdens.


  • March 3, 2010

    Women's rights advanced in 15 of the 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past five years, the democracy watchdog group Freedom House reported Wednesday.


  • March 2, 2010

    Despite more women moving into business degrees, there is a continuing gender imbalance in the majority of undergraduate college majors.


  • March 1, 2010

    When it comes to female education rates, progress has been made around the world, and in many countries girls and young women have outnumbered and outperformed boys and men at all levels of schooling for decades. Nevertheless,...