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Women and Education

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
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 | Impact
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 | Women

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 | Impact
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 | World
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 | College
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.