She's no ordinary teacher

She's no ordinary teacher

Panos London for – WNN Learning! (WNN/PL) Sijban, PAKISTAN, SOUTHERN ASIA: In a rundown building in the mountain village of Sijban, girls sit at their desks, hair loosely covered in white or black scarves, staring raptly at their teacher. They say they want to become either doctors or teachers when they grow up. This is […]

Give Women farmers a level field

Give Women farmers a level field

Brenda Schoepp for Alberta Farmer Express – WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Alberta, CANADA, AMERICA: There has been a global failure to improve infrastructure and address policy to enable women to access the same level of education, technology, credit, and land ownership. In many countries I have seen how this has left farming women unprepared for the current […]

Revolution in Beduin women’s education

Revolution in Beduin women’s education

Linda Gradstein – Jerusalem Post – Friday, 25 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) Eman Abu Ammar, 24, is studying language and literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Unlike many Beduin girls her age, she’s in no rush to get married. Abu Ammar covers her hair with a bright blue head scarf, or hijab. […]

Afghan women educated through cellphones

Afghan women educated through cellphones

AFP – Dawn – Friday, 23 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov) KABUL: Afghanistan has launched a new literacy programme that enables Afghan women deprived of a basic education during decades of war to learn to read and write using a mobile phone. The phone is called Ustad Mobile (Mobile Teacher) and provides national curriculum […]

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Carol Giacomo – New York Times – Monday, 12 November 2012 (originally published 10 Nov) When Mabrouka M’barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as an elected member of the National Constituent Assembly. It is a role the 32-year-old mother of two embraces with […]