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...

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  • March 1, 2010

    When it comes to female education rates, progress has been made around the world, and in many countries girls and young women have outnumbered and outperformed boys and men at all levels of schooling for decades. Nevertheless,...


  • March 3, 2009

    The spreading global financial crisis is having a devastating impact on some of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society, including women and children.  The crisis will "push millions into deeper poverty...