Tag: Every Girl in School

  • Empowering girls: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Empowering girls: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    INTERNATIONAL Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated annually on February 11th, serves as a global acknowledgment of the significant contributions made by women and girls in the field of science. This day not only highlights their accomplishments but also underscores the need for gender equality and empowerment in science-related careers. In this BLOG,…

  • Menstrual Hygiene Day: Why boys and men matter 

    Menstrual Hygiene Day: Why boys and men matter 

    IN the same month that the world observes Menstrual Hygiene Day, a man in his thirties murdered his 12-year-old sister grossly mistaking her period blood-stained clothes as the result of being sexually active.  While this is an extreme example of what can happen when a person does not know about menstruation, there are many other…

  • 10 positive changes that happen when you educate girls

    10 positive changes that happen when you educate girls

    THERE’S a reason that education is one of the six Fundamental Rights included in the Indian Constitution. Educating a child opens doors to many possibilities – from employment to better health.  It is reported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights that 40% of all adolescent girls in India are out of school.…

  • 5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    5 major hurdles in the way of girls’ education

    THE heart-warming sight of girls dressed in uniforms, cycling through lush green paddy fields to get to school, has become increasingly common in rural India. This stands as a testament to the significant progress the country has made in improving girls’ education. In 1951, barely 1 out 10 women in India were able to read…

  • Celebrate Malala Day, support girls’ education

    A YOUNG Malala Yousafzai became an international icon after she was brutally attacked by the Taliban, in 2012, for opposing the militant group’s ban on girls’ education. The teenager was returning home from school in her hometown of Mingora in Swat district, Pakistan when she was shot in the head. Malala became a target after…