International Education

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.

Girls Discovered: Global Maps of Adolescent Girls

What do we know about girls?


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Map It! The Global Status of Girls

Introducing the new, fully interactive method of feminist geographical mapping: online map tools!


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Iraqi Refugees: Women’s Rights and Security Critical to Returns

The Iraqi refugee crisis is far from over and recent violence is creating further displacement. Iraqi women will resist returning home, even if conditions improve in Iraq, if there is no focus on securing their rights as women and assuring their personal security and their families’ well being.

URL: 
http://www.refugeesinternational.org/policy/field-report/iraqi-refugees-womens-rights-and-security-critical-returns

The Global Gender Gap Report, 2009

This WEF report assesses countries on how well they are dividing their resources and opportunities among their male and female populations, regardless of the overall levels of these resources and opportunities.

URL: 
http://www.weforum.org/pdf/gendergap/report2009.pdf
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