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Global Women’s News: What We’re Reading in September

Global Women’s News: What We’re Reading in September

At WomenStrong, we believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity to help girls stay in school, thereby improving their lives and the lives of their families. In light of “back to school” season and our mission to empower and educate girls, we’re sharing a round-up of stories and reports that showcase how education can shape the future of women and girls.

Gender Education Monitoring Report Gender Review 2018

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, Global Education Monitoring Report
In the 2018 Gender Review, the Global Education Monitoring Report examines the disparities faced by girls and women in the classroom and how these disparities can affect their professional development and personal wellbeing. The report also tackles the question, “Who should be held accountable when gender inequality in education prevails?”

‘Floating Schools’ Make Sure Kids Get To Class When The Water Rises

NPR
Educators in Bangladesh face many challenges in their classrooms — overcrowding, underfunding, and flooding. Monsoon season flooding is so intense that many students can’t get to school. In response, a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur developed an innovative solution: “floating schools.” Learn more about the unique non-profit organization that now runs 23 boat schools in this part of Bangladesh.

Her Father Gave Her The Courage to Speak Out Against ‘Honor Killings’

NPR
In a gut-wrenching podcast, Khalida Brohi recalls the horrific murder of her cousin, who, at 14, was punished by death for fleeing an arranged marriage. Brohi, the first girl in her village to go to school, has dedicated herself to educating and empowering women and speaking out against such “honor killings.” Hear her story.

Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls

World Bank Report
The World Bank reports that universal secondary education for girls could virtually eliminate child marriage and increase financial security for women worldwide. Learn how keeping girls in school can allow them to live more fulfilling lives and build strong foundations for themselves and their families.

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