Girls' Education

10/16/13

Girl Most Likely To: Escape Her Fate

For a girl with untapped potential, child marriage could end her life before it starts.

 

Angie is 13 and lives in a one-bedroom house with her family in Honduras.

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.

10/11/13

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. 

10/3/13

The Best CARE Story I’ve Found Is One No One Could Tell Me

I work for the Atlanta-headquartered humanitarian organization CARE. My job title is “Staff Writer” but, in reality, I’m as much of a finder as I am a writer.

10/2/13

Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

The Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in six countries [Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Yemen] through extra-curricular activities, social ne

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