Education & Education Reform

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.

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 *By Julie Zeilinger
Introducing the new, fully interactive method of feminist geographical mapping: online map tools!
February 5, 2009 posted by admin We asked activists and scholars in the girl’s rights movement to draft a letter to President Obama, outlining...


  • October 1, 2010

    Feminist Majority Foundation: The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has published their 2010 report about the current education situation for girls in Iraq. The report looks at the education system in Iraq and makes recommendations to both the...

  • June 26, 2010

    Seattle Times: The Al-Huda chain of Islamic schools across Pakistan is growing rapidly and gaining popularity among the many women who attend classes there. It was started by a woman and offers structured curriculum to its many students.  However...

  • March 31, 2010

    Global Girl Media, an educational nonprofit founded in January 2009, aims to use the 2010 World Cup to empower young women by teaching them about digital media.

    Its first project, called "Kick It Up!", will...

  • March 9, 2010

    The negative fallout from climate change is having a devastatingly lopsided impact on women compared to men, from higher death rates during natural disasters to heavier household and care burdens.

  • March 3, 2010

    Women's rights advanced in 15 of the 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa over the past five years, the democracy watchdog group Freedom House reported Wednesday.