Girls Education

How Girls' Education Can Tackle Climate Change

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Photo Credit: Jon Pilch, Camfed In a previous blog, I talked about the changing political climate as a result of the onset of election season in Euro...

Going Beyond Girls' Education: Why Potlokwa's Story Should Inspire Us All

Payal Dalal | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Payal Dalal

Potlokwa is one of the girls that should inspire and drive girls' empowerment. Her journey and story should be at the heart of every conversation and intervention. Her voice, and others like her, must be what guides us as we create partnerships and holistic programmes to support and empower girls around the world.

This Malala Day We Ask How Young Women Can Take Control Of Their Futures

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

In rural Africa, many girls are celebrating being the first high school graduates in their family, even in an entire community. However most of these young graduates lack the resources to take up university places, and often feel that they now represent an additional burden on already strained household incomes.

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or ignited a passion that years later still burns strong and bright?

Why We Must Continue To Care About Chibok

Joyce Sambo | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joyce Sambo

Sometimes, I imagine what life would be like in their shoes. I would want to come back home, no matter how long it took. No girl should be punished because she wants to go to school. Every girl deserves to get an education. It's a basic human right. If a boy can go to school, then a girl should be able to as well.

Fear Doesn't Live Here: Fighting Inequality And Marginalisation In Sub-Saharan Africa

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Mary with some of the young women leaders who joined me in Johannesburg this month. Image Credit: A. Murimirwa "I have seen girls suffer," Mary told ...

Incredible Women Are Fighting For Girls' Education In Liberia But There's A Long Way To Go

Felicia Dahlquist | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK
Felicia Dahlquist

Garmai, Fatmata, Ruth and Esther - Social Workers at Street Child Liberia In 2005 Liberia made history by electing Africa's first female president. W...

By #RewritingTheCode We Can Empower Young Women

Sarah Brown | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Brown

If we want to see a future where no girl is left out of the classroom, the boardroom or the conversation then we need to start rewriting the code that is holding back girls and women, in the same way we can rewrite digital code.

All Made Up

Kylie Barton | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Style
Kylie Barton

Young people wearing make-up has always been a topic of debate, but when one of the young carers I work with wrote a song about how it affects her for one of our choir sessions, I felt inspired to write about the issue.

There Is No Justice Without Girls' Education - And This Is How We Achieve It

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Image Credit: Camfed February 20th, World Day of Social Justice, is a key calendar date for those who are passionate about tackling poverty and ineq...

The Young Women Bringing Hope To Africa

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Photo credit: Camfed Looking back on 2016, I ask myself why I am so hopeful as I write this. This was a year of change, uncertainty and in many corne...

The Girl Known As 'Syria's Malala'

Sufiya Ahmed | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Sufiya Ahmed

It is not often that girls of Arab and Asian descent are described as empowered; the type that go against every stereotype as the meek and weak female...

Empowering The Next Generation Of Women

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Eve Jardine-Young

Things are still a work in progress, as women continue to come up against a variety of societal pressures throughout their lives. They face more complex consideration sets when debating whether they should or shouldn't strive for a promotion, consider a career break, be a certain body shape, maintain a specific work-life balance; the list goes on.

Investing In Girls' Futures In Zambia

Sara Lovisolo | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK
Sara Lovisolo

There is a saying that goes "when you educate a girl, you educate a nation". And research by Unicef indeed shows that investing in girls and empowering them to reach their full potential is critical for overcoming cycles of intergenerational poverty*. Yet today around the world girls and women still face significant barriers to social and economic empowerment.

Gap Helps Girls Roar

Dotti Hatcher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dotti Hatcher

I hope that through this expansion, young girls will develop a strong belief in self. They will determine their own sense of beauty and reach beyond the things that traditionally may have been available to them. I hope they will see the possibilities and set a course to achieve whatever possibilities they seek.

Give Girls A Voice And Let Them Change Their World

Anita Tiessen | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anita Tiessen

In 1909, a group of young women marched on a rally in Crystal Palace, London, calling to be part of the newly formed Scout movement. These girls were bold; their actions transformative. Anything boys could do, girls could do too - and these girls believed they could do anything.

To Stop Child Marriage We Need To Stop Failing Girls At School

Fiona Mavhinga | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Fiona Mavhinga

Today, on International Day of the Girl Child, I want to call for everyone - whether they are policy makers, non-profit leaders or everyday citizens looking to make a difference in the world - to listen to the real experts in girls' education.

The Brazilian Girls Who Took My Breath Away

Angela Singh | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK
Angela Singh

I want to know what she'd say to other girls in the same situation. She turns to look straight down the camera, to address all of those girls and women who've suffered violence, and says: "To all the girls and women who have suffered like I have, please speak up! Don't let anyone get away with it. Talk to someone you trust, who believes in you - and someone you know can make a difference. Let's show society we don't have to stay quiet."

Girls Seek Refuge Amongst the Dead After Ebola

Chloe Brett | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Chloe Brett

It's 3pm in central Monrovia, Liberia. Crowds of noisy, staggering men congregate around the outside of a collapsing, rotten three story building in the drizzling rain.

Educate a Girl, And #SheWill Change the World

Amy Agnew | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Amy Agnew

It's so easy to take an education for granted. An education isn't just about learning to read and write - an education opens an entire world of possibilities. It opens up your mind, it unlocks your imagination and it empowers you to make choices that determine your own path in life.

More Than Just Punctuation Marks: Why Periods Really Matter

Caitlin Gruer | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Caitlin Gruer

In low income countries, many women and girls don't have access to affordable and hygienic feminine products; instead they are forced to use improvised materials like rags or leaves, which are not only uncomfortable but can also lead to infection or embarrassing leaks.

Single-Sex or Co-Educational - Which Offers the Best Preparation for 'Real Life'?

Eve Jardine-Young | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Parents
Eve Jardine-Young

Decisions about education are some of the most important choices that parents and children have to make. There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all so...

To Raise Girls' Interest in STEM, Overcome These Three Beliefs

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Tech
Cassandra Lee Yieng

As an arts aficionada taking STEM subjects - in my case mathematics and information engineering, and computer science later this year - I've noticed several beliefs that people who tend to avoid STEM hold. By changing these beliefs, I'm sure more girls will find STEM relevant and worth putting effort into.

Time to Bring the Invisible Girl Into the Spotlight

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

The Commission on the Status of Women kicks off this week in New York and the movement for girls' rights is growing ever more impatient for progress. ...

The Internet Says Engineering Isn't for Girls

Lily France | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lily France

Until the images we give to the media and young people are different and more inclusive, perceptions of engineering will not change and girls with a passion for engineering may never actually join the industry.