Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Nigeria: Malala – I Wish to See My Nigerian Sisters Released

Adebiyi Adedapo – All Africa – Monday, 14 July 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has called on Boko Haram terrorists to free the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. Malala, who commenced a three-day visit to Nigeria on Saturday, celebrated her 17th birthday in Abuja at a […]

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

World Bank Report on Women’s Empowerment Breaks New Ground

Isobel Coleman – Council on Foreign Relations – Wednesday, 21 May 2014 (originally published 17 May) Over the past several decades, the World Bank has been an important thought leader on the value of investing in women and girls. In 2001, the Bank released a seminal report, “Engendering Development – Through Gender Equality in Rights, […]

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Ugandan Women learn programming language from Girl Geeks

Hilary Heuler for VOA – WNN Science & Health Kampala, UGANDA, EAST AFRICA:  As East Africa’s technology sector takes off, one group in Uganda is working to erase gender stereotypes and ensure that women are not left behind. In Kampala, the gender gap in technology is slowly starting to narrow thanks to some very smart […]

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria

Alkasim Abdulkadir for GDN – WNN Learning! (WNN/GDN) Chibok, NIGERIA: Halimatu Usman, 14, spends her days doing house chores in her home of Marte, near Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria. Her school has been shut to pre-empt attacks from members of the Jama’atul Alhul Sunnah Lidda’wati wal Jihad or Boko Haram (meaning western education […]

From secret school to Afghanistan's future

From secret school to Afghanistan's future

Sean Coughlan – BBC News – Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (originally posted 22 Mar) Running your own leadership college at the age of 24 would be pretty impressive by any standards. But Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who set up the women’s college in Kabul in Afghanistan, has been driven by her own daunting early experiences. The young […]

Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer

Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer

Angela Watercutter – Wired.Co.UK – Wednesday, 29 January 2014 (originally published on 24 Jan) Reaching for the Stars is an earnest and inspiring documentary about a teenage Iranian girl who dreams of being an astronomer. It’s been getting a lot of attention since its recent debut at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival, but for anyone not […]

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