Deworming Campaign to Benefit 700,000 Schoolchildren in Haiti

This month the Haitian government will launch a national deworming campaign for schoolchildren, in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), the Ministry of National Education, and the Foundation for Development …

Shannon SchmidtDeworming Campaign to Benefit 700,000 Schoolchildren in Haiti

Free Education Program in Somalia Halted Amid Teacher Strikes

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This past September, Somalia launched its Go 2 School Initiative, designed to provide a free education to  one million children in Somalia, where only four out of every ten children …

Shannon SchmidtFree Education Program in Somalia Halted Amid Teacher Strikes

Laos To Develop Sex Education Curriculum To Reduce Teen Pregnancies

Somchit Inthamith, Lao Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, has called for Laos to address high levels of teen pregnancy through sex education.  This would be a joint health and …

Amanda LubitLaos To Develop Sex Education Curriculum To Reduce Teen Pregnancies

11-Year Old Yemeni Girl Speaks Out against Child Marriage

Nada Al-Ahdal is a Yemeni girl who fled an arranged marriage when she was ten years old. Now eleven, she made an appearance on Lebanese television to discuss the issue …

Amanda Lubit11-Year Old Yemeni Girl Speaks Out against Child Marriage

Activists Urge an End to Child Marriage in Nigeria

According to a recent report released by the Ford Foundation, Nigeria has the highest rates of child marriage of all West African countries. Throughout West Africa, nearly 5 million girls …

Amanda LubitActivists Urge an End to Child Marriage in Nigeria

National Outcry Over Virginity Test Proposal In Indonesia

Local and national outrage has been stirred over a proposal by Indonesian health officials to require female high school students to undergo mandatory virginity tests to discourage premarital sex and …

Rachel PozivenecNational Outcry Over Virginity Test Proposal In Indonesia

5,000 New Schools To Be Opened in Bihar, India

The government of Bihar, India, intends to open 5,000 new schools in the state in an attempt to tackle problems that can be resolved through girls’ education. Bihar females face …

Nina Thurau5,000 New Schools To Be Opened in Bihar, India

Pakistan’s Burka Avenger to Fight for Girls’ Right to Education

Pakistan’s newest animated series will star the Burka Avenger, a compassionate teacher who combats gangsters trying to close down the girls’ school in which she works.  The show portrays this …

Aanchal NarangPakistan’s Burka Avenger to Fight for Girls’ Right to Education

Ghana’s Female Educators Encouraged To Serve As Role Models

During a conference titled “Education for Development- The Role of Female Teachers,” retired educator Mrs. Agnes Atagabe attributed the fall in Ghana’s standards of education to poor teaching and learning …

Nina ThurauGhana’s Female Educators Encouraged To Serve As Role Models