Girls' Education

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Cultivate Lasting Change

She just became the most educated person in her family.

 

Orphaned at age 13, Jenifer was raised by her aunts, whom she affectionately calls her “other mothers.” They’re subsistence farmers who live in a tiny mud-brick home with Jenifer and her sister.  

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Teach Others to Speak Up

They expected her to stay home until she got married. She chose school instead.

 

As the oldest daughter of a poor family in a rural Indian farming community, Laxmi, age 12, was destined to do housework, watch after her four younger siblings and marry at age 14.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Be a Force for Change

This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.

 

It was all arranged, even the dowry.

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Start a Revolution

This ‘Disposable’ Girl Became The Most Educated Person in Her Village.

 

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Help Future Generations

She was a top student. Now, violence and bullying keep her from school.

 

Raghad, age 11, should be in 5th grade, but hasn’t been to school in two-and-a-half years because she and her family have had to move so many times during the Syrian conflict.

10/11/13

Saving Syria’s Girls

Last week, I traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees. I knew I was about to hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence and destruction. I also knew that I'd see firsthand how Syria's civil war has impacted girls.

10/11/13

International Day of the Girl: The Classroom is too Crowded for Refugee Daughters

When I arrived in Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees, I knew I would hear gripping stories of families fleeing violence that would also reveal how Syria’s civil war has impacted girls. 

10/9/13

One Syrian Refugee Girl's Hope

by Razan, 20-year-old Syrian refugee girl living in Jordan: I remember this time last year well. I was in Syria, and I was happy. This might sound strange, I know. 

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