Education & Education Reform

Women’s education is one of the most powerful tools available for alleviating poverty, strengthening democratic governance and advancing sustainable development. Research shows investments in educating girls and women correlate with health improvements, including decreased infant mortality, better child nutrition and increased family income. Despite progress, many more boys than girls attend secondary school and post-secondary school in some parts of the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. More effort needs to be invested in making quality education available to all people around the globe: girls and boys, women and men, from pre-school to adult education.

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 *By Julie Zeilinger
Introducing the new, fully interactive method of feminist geographical mapping: online map tools!
February 5, 2009 posted by admin We asked activists and scholars in the girl’s rights movement to draft a letter to President Obama, outlining...


  • January 24, 2012

     Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers, the coauthors of "The Truth About Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes About Our Children," argue that as boys and girls become more equal in math skills, everyone benefits.

  • December 19, 2011

     In northern India, where one in two girls is wed before the age of 18, the rate of child marriage is dropping—and an innovative program is paying girls to stay unmarried.

  • December 6, 2011

     According to a report published Monday in the journal Health Affairs, young registered nurses are now entering the workforce at a rate not seen since the 1970s.

  • June 15, 2011

    The Talk About it survey questioned over 1500 Australian women enrolled in college on their experiences of sexual assault and harassment, their perceptions of safety, the availability of information and services and their experiences of how well...

  • November 9, 2010

    CNN: From 1996-2001, girls were not allowed to attend school in Afghanistan.  Although many girls schools have reopened, female educational institutions have come under attack, with buildings being burned and schoolgirls being poisoned.