In Zimbabwe, only 19% of female students graduate from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, compared to 39% of male students, according to the World Economic Forum.
Girls and Women
This is a joint post from ONE CEO, Gayle Smith, and YouTube Vice President of Marketing, Danielle Tiedt. One hundred and thirty million girls will not go to school today. These girls will be denied the joy of reading a great book, the triumph of finally figuring out an equation, and the opportunity to determine their own future. But it is not just these girls who suffer. The entire world is missing out on a huge opportunity. The next world-changing breakthrough...
DYK over 130 MILLION girls didn't go to school today?
This school knows quality instruction and a fully-equipped library can help students thrive.
Until now, women’s rights to own land in Mali have been severely limited.
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By Alice Albright, CEO of The Global Partnership for Education Juliana, an 11-year-old, year 6 student from a small village in south-central Côte d’Ivoire, is the first in her family to go to school. Her story is typical of a growing number of girls in her village and across the country who benefit from ambitious government initiatives that seek to strengthen Côte d’Ivoire’s education system and remove barriers that are keeping girls out of school. Funding from the Global Partnership for...
My name’s Eva. I’m 17 years old. I’ve lived all my life with my family in Malinzanga, a small village in Tanzania. Almost two years ago, I decided I wanted to do something about a problem that was stopping me and girls in my community from getting our education. Everyday, we faced a two hour journey to fetch unsafe water. Everyday it meant we missed classes at school. Even the journey to get the water was dangerous. We risked being assaulted...
Obstetric Fistula is a severe medical condition affecting over a million women in developing countries, many of which are in Africa. The condition, caused by prolonged or failed childbirth, creates a constant leaking of urine, faeces, and blood as a result of a hole that forms between the vagina and bladder or rectum. It disproportionally affects poor women since they often give birth without medical help and do not have access to adequate medical care during or after labor.
We're making progress, but there are still some places around the world where women are denied the same rights as men.