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Kenyan Girls Use ‘Talking Box’ to Write What’s Wrong

May 28, 2012

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By Rose OdengoWeNews correspondent Monday, May 28, 2012 Some schoolgirls in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum, are writing down their problems and submitting them to a message box. Schools are using the information to alleviate everything from molestation to family financial pressures. NAIROBI, Kenya (WOMENSENEWS)–It is 2:30 p.m. in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Under a vengefully […]

‘The Second Sexism’ – discrimination against males

May 22, 2012

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Rebecca Davis22 May 2012 Philosopher David Benatar is a victim twice over. For starters, he is a man – and the thesis of his latest book, The Second Sexism, is that males are subjected to “many and quite serious forms of sex discrimination”. Secondly, there’s the fact that he says his book keeps being wilfully […]

Rural education offers Morocco’s women promise of a quiet revolution

May 21, 2012

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Women in remote parts of Morocco are benefiting from a literacy scheme that also teaches civil rights, numeracy and beekeeping Posted by Santorri Chamley Monday 21 May 2012 Fatima Kadmire (left), one of the beneficiaries of the literacy programme for women in Beni Zuli. Photograph: Santorri Chamley In a tiny classroom at the Maison de […]

Let’s Empower Teachers to Fight Sex Trafficking

May 9, 2012

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Reblogged from Survivors Connect NetworkIn Holly Austin Smith, sex work, trafficking, trauma on 2012/05/09 Traffickers specifically target school-age boys and girls not only because children are preferred by the buyers but because children are deemed easier to manipulate and control. I know this because I was once one of those kids, lured away from home at […]

Akshaya Tritiya: Hotbed of child marriages

April 27, 2012

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On the auspicious day of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, thousands of child brides become victims of early marriage in India. Chaitra Arjunpuri Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 Child marriage dates back to India’s ancient period [EPA] “I am one of those unfortunate Hindu women whose hard lot is to suffer the unnameable miseries entailed by the custom […]

Forced marriage: the pupils who vanish in the holidays

April 24, 2012

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Why aren’t schools doing more to educate children about forced marriage? Louise Tickleguardian.co.uk, Monday 9 April 2012 Jasvinder Sanghera, of the charity Karma Nirvana, talks to pupils at Landau Forte college, Derby. Photograph: Fabio De Paola When pupils are at imminent risk of forced marriage, schools sometimes have to take desperate measures. For Liz Coffey, […]

Education as a platform for economic participation: thinking beyond 2015

April 23, 2012

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Be mindful of the post-2015 agenda. This was Amina Az-Zubair’s closing message of her keynote address at the recent World Bank Colloquium, Getting to Equal in Education: Addressing Multiple Sources of Disadvantage to Achieve Learning. With much of the focus on the 2015 deadline of the MDGs, Az-Zubair raised an important and often overlooked point: […]

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Sexual violence forcing girls out of school

April 6, 2012

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Photo: Ana Santos/ IRINThe threat of sexual violence prevents girls in PNG from attending school PORT MORESBY, 6 April 2012 (IRIN) – In the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG) sexual violence against young girls, and the shame and stigma that follows, is forcing many out of school and others into early marriage. A […]

A Chinese High School Has Banned ‘Young Love’

April 6, 2012

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Stan Abrams, China Hearsay | Apr. 5, 2012 AP Photo/EyePress)Waltz class has been canceled And now for something completely different — just because I can. Hard to resist this story about a draconian set of rules at a high school in Hangzhou whose administration seems obsessed with public displays of affection. You have to read the […]

Defining the new male ideal

March 24, 2012

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By Ashley Strickland, Special to CNNMarch 24, 2012 Personal trainer Drew Manning went from being ideal to overweight for his “Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit” campaign (CNN) — Drew Manning thought he had the body of the ideal man: 6 feet 2 inches of tanned musculature, sculpted arms and washboard abs that narrowed to a […]

Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

March 22, 2012

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Reblogged from kracktivist By RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press A pack of Bidi cigarettes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DHULIYAN, India — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms. With the […]

Gang life: First he builds trust. Then you help out. Next you’re cutting crack

February 21, 2012

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One ex-gang member describes how her life was taken over by a boyfriend, and how the cycle begins at schoolBen Ferguson and Matthew Taylor guardian.co.uk, Sunday 19 February 2012 Lisa remembers the moment she knew her life had been overtaken by the gang. Her boyfriend of six months had called and asked her for a […]

KENYA: Tackling underage sex work in Nyanza’s gold mines

February 8, 2012

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NYATIKE, 7 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack – the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike. Photo: Kenneth Odiwuor/IRINMiners in Nyatike have money […]

No ‘him’ or ‘her’; preschool fights gender bias

January 23, 2012

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By JENNY SOFFEL – Associated Press | AP – Mon, Jun 27, 2011 STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the “Egalia” preschool, staff avoid using words like “him” or “her” and address the 33 kids as “friends” rather than girls and boys. In this Monday June 20, 2011 file photo, children play in the garden of “Egalia”, […]

Sex education standards encourage teaching of sexual identity, anti-bullying in schools

January 11, 2012

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By Associated Press, WASHINGTON — Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to someone of the same gender or a different gender,” according to new sexual education guidelines released Monday by a […]

PAKISTAN Girls Defuse This Taliban Bomb

January 4, 2012

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By Ashfaq Yusufzai Children come back to a school destroyed in Bajuar Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region in northern Pakistan.  Credit:Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS. PESHAWAR, Jan 4, 2012 (IPS) – Suicide bombing is down, bomb attacks are fewer, but the Taliban are keeping up attacks on girls’ schools. In retaliation, a growing number […]

PAKISTAN Girls Defuse This Taliban Bomb

January 4, 2012

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By Ashfaq Yusufzai Children come back to a school destroyed in Bajuar Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) region in northern Pakistan.  Credit:Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS. PESHAWAR, Jan 4, 2012 (IPS) – Suicide bombing is down, bomb attacks are fewer, but the Taliban are keeping up attacks on girls’ schools. In retaliation, a growing number […]

Gender sensitization needed at school level to prevent abuse, say experts

September 9, 2011

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Abhishek Choudhari, TNN | Sep 9, 2011, NAGPUR: Gender sensitization is an important part of life and should be taught right from the school level, feel experts. On Thursday, almost 100 principals of various city schools attended the ‘Gender Sensitization Training Programme’ designed by an NGO Universal Solidarity Movement (USM). The seminar, organized by a […]

Gender sensitization needed at school level to prevent abuse, say experts

September 9, 2011

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Abhishek Choudhari, TNN | Sep 9, 2011, NAGPUR: Gender sensitization is an important part of life and should be taught right from the school level, feel experts. On Thursday, almost 100 principals of various city schools attended the ‘Gender Sensitization Training Programme’ designed by an NGO Universal Solidarity Movement (USM). The seminar, organized by a […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]

French schoolbook ignites gender debate

September 7, 2011

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The Irish Times – Wednesday, September 7, 2011 RUADHÁN Mac CORMAIC in Paris ‘ONE IS not born a woman, one becomes one,” Simone de Beauvoir wrote in 1949. More than 60 years later, the inclusion of a similar claim in France’s primary school textbooks has deputies in Nicolas Sarkozy’s party up in arms. With French […]

MADAGASCAR: Sex for school fees

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Guy Oliver/IRINA homeless boy in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo climbs a sign post ANTANANARIVO, 1 August 2011 (IRIN) – The ambition of 16-year-old Madagascan schoolgirl Nadine* is to open a clothes boutique after completing a college course in textile design, but in the meantime, along with eight of her friends, she has turned […]

MADAGASCAR: Sex for school fees

August 6, 2011

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Photo: Guy Oliver/IRINA homeless boy in the Madagascan capital of Antananarivo climbs a sign post ANTANANARIVO, 1 August 2011 (IRIN) – The ambition of 16-year-old Madagascan schoolgirl Nadine* is to open a clothes boutique after completing a college course in textile design, but in the meantime, along with eight of her friends, she has turned […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Teacher gender no issue for pupils

July 27, 2011

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By John Lewis on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 Male teachers are not essential if research involving Otago school pupils is anything to go by. While concern in education circles about the declining number of men in the teaching profession has grown, research by University of Otago College of Education lecturer Steven Sexton shows Otago school […]

Teacher gender no issue for pupils

July 27, 2011

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By John Lewis on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 Male teachers are not essential if research involving Otago school pupils is anything to go by. While concern in education circles about the declining number of men in the teaching profession has grown, research by University of Otago College of Education lecturer Steven Sexton shows Otago school […]

UGANDA: Sanitary pads keep girls in school

July 22, 2011

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AWICH, 21 July 2011 (IRIN) – While other children head home after school, some pupils in Uganda’s northern Amuru and Gulu regions stay behind to make sanitary pads using cheap, locally available materials, to ensure girls do not miss school during menstruation. Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPupils take measurements of a cotton cloth to be used to […]

UGANDA: Sanitary pads keep girls in school

July 22, 2011

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AWICH, 21 July 2011 (IRIN) – While other children head home after school, some pupils in Uganda’s northern Amuru and Gulu regions stay behind to make sanitary pads using cheap, locally available materials, to ensure girls do not miss school during menstruation. Photo: Charles Akena/IRINPupils take measurements of a cotton cloth to be used to […]

Single-gender schools gain popularity

July 11, 2011

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Formerly reserved for rich or religious, concept is expandingWritten byJulie Hubbard | The Tennessean Twice as many Tennessee boys are suspended in school as girls. In Metro Nashville schools, 68 percent of boys graduate from high school, compared with 78 percent of girls. Too many boys are already mentally checked out of school by the […]

War Breeds Child Workers

July 5, 2011

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By Ashfaq Yusufzai Children look for a living in garbage in the FATA region. Credit:Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS.Buy this picture PESHAWAR, Jul 5, 2011 (IPS) – He should be inside a classroom but instead Jawad Ali spends his days selling sandals on the sidewalks of Khyber Bazaar in the city of Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. “I want to […]