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.

Texas Scaredy-Cats

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan*

History is a collective story. It is selectively written, representing even unintended preferences of its author, and it is selectively understood, transforming as the mind of the reader practices a sort of cognitive dissonance to contextualize it.

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The Power of Girls

 *By Julie Zeilinger

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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

Member Organization: 
Girls Incorporated

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.

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