It's time to close the gender gap
A new report from UNFPA shows high rates of adolescent pregnancy.
For most people, getting shot in the head would slow them down but that is not the case for Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who inadvertently became an international advocate for girl’s education and a target of the Taliban. Today,...
Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation, called attention to the issue of the rights of women and girls in an address on Wednesday at the National Press Club
in Washington, DC.
If we want to change gender roles in Afghanistan, a good place to start is with the textbooks.
In the podcast below, a top UN official and prominent Pakistani human rights activist discusses how Pakistanis have reacted to the Malala shooting, identifies the forces that are still stifling the empowerment of girls, and offers advice for those of us around the world who want to help.
Reports that Taliban leaders are prepared to drop their opposition to girls education should be treated with very heavy skepticism. Here's why.