Posts Tagged ‘ girl’s education ’

Valuing Life: Spotlighting the Crisis of Girls in India

Apr 24th, 2013 | By
petals in the dust

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org It’s a subject that few want to discuss, but one of paramount importance.  It is the topic of violence and discrimination against girls (including child marriage), which is occurring with increasing frequency. In India, the past few months have brought increased attention to gender violence, based on some horrific, yet sadly
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Taking Hope and Inspiration from Amazing Women

Mar 7th, 2013 | By
Indian women farmers

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org This International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a great time to consider the links between women’s rights and empowerment, reproductive health, global biodiversity, and stable population growth, and how tackling these issues can result in a more sustainable world. Investing in women – namely providing education, healthcare, economic opportunities, sustainable livelihoods,
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Battling for a Basic Right: Education for Girls

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By
Malala update

By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Sometimes change springs from the unlikeliest of people or places. Improving the educational opportunities of girls in Pakistan’s could now be taking shape, due to the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani teenage advocate for girls’ education. The fifteen-year-old was shot in the head when Taliban fighters boarded her school bus,
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Supporting the ‘Malala’s’ of the World

Oct 18th, 2012 | By
photo: United Nations Photo

By Suzanne York, howmany.org Moral outrage has been expressed around the world over the shooting of Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani teenage advocate for girls education. The fourteen-year-old was shot in the head when Taliban fighters boarded her school bus, severely injuring her and another student. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the “…attack reminds
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