K-12

Quality primary and secondary education preparing them for higher education, jobs and careers is necessary for girls to grow into thriving adults. In order to expand career options science, math and technical education must be made more accessible and appealing to girls; for example, through gender awareness training for educators and organizers of science and technology-related programs. Schools must recognize the educational needs of adolescent girls, including comprehensive sex education and sound information about preventing STDs and unwanted pregnancy. Girls also require education about and protection from sexual harassment, bullying and other forms of violence.

Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA)

 

Girls Discovered: Global Maps of Adolescent Girls

What do we know about girls?


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ING Foundation and Girls Inc. Launch Innovative Investment Challenge for Girls Ages 12-18

New York, NY — February 12, 2009

NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Education

Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic educational opportunities due to a series of legal, social and cultural barriers that prevent them from exercising their civil rights. More efforts need to be focused at the local, state and national levels to ensure that their needs are recognized and addressed.

NCRW Fact Sheet: Women and Educational Disparities--A Call to Action

Today, women are more likely than men to attend college after high school, and are as likely to graduate with a postsecondary degree.  However, the gains made by women have not translated into earnings and higher wages in the labor market.

Girl Scouts Transforming Leadership

 The video details the Girl Scout Experience, in essence reconceptualizing leadership as we know it.

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