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Women and Education

Michelle Obama Writes Passionate Essay On The Sacrifices Girls Make To Get An Education

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home

As a follow up to her #62MillionGirls social media campaign, the First Lady is encouraging people to take the Change.Org 62 Million Girls pledge to he...

Women x Education = The Survival of the Human Race

Sarah Key | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Sarah Key

The margins of her reading assignment are filled with delicate pencil markings in the Bengali alphabet of her homeland. She has defined dozens of words she has looked up on every page: pampered, herbage, oppressors, sycophants.

Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa

Emily Coates | Posted 08.07.2014 | Home
Emily Coates

In Burkina Faso, dancer Salimata Wologem fills the room when she moves. Whatever the choreography, the forcefulness of her dancing depicts an individual conquering the limitations of space and society.

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

A Mother's Journey of Empowerment in India

Ambar Mehta | Posted 09.21.2013 | Home
Ambar Mehta

Empowering mothers of children with disabilities often achieves several long-lasting benefits: easing a child's developmental delays, increasing his developmental potential, creating a stronger parent-child relationship and improving the child's and parent's quality of life.

WATCH: This Awesome Rap Video Honors Malala Yousafzai

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.12.2013 | Home

On October 9, 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban militants. Her crime? Daring to speak out and demand universal educat...

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

Freida Pinto | Posted 12.11.2012 | Home
Freida Pinto

Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.

Literacy Will Tap Into South Sudan's Greatest Resource

Wendi Dwyer | Posted 10.23.2012 | Home
Wendi Dwyer

If our goal is to provide education to equip South Sudan to solve its own problems, then it is essential that we teach the women and girls how to read.

Value Education

Pamela Trotman Reid | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Pamela Trotman Reid

I believe that, as one of my mentors once said, "an education is always yours and can never be taken away." Further, he went on to suggest that a degree might be compared to a stock certificate: as an institution gains prestige, the degree grows in value.