Afghan Ministry Says University Enrollments Grow

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Higher Education is reporting that more than 60,000 students will attend public universities as the academic year begins. This represents an increase of some 50 per cent …

Alex LeedomAfghan Ministry Says University Enrollments Grow

Uterine Prolapse Epidemic among Nepalese Women

Without access to necessary reproductive and maternal health services, approximately 1.4 million women in Nepal suffer from uterine prolapse. These women not only suffer physically from this painful and debilitating …

Amanda LubitUterine Prolapse Epidemic among Nepalese Women

Despite Reforms, Education in Myanmar Has a Long Way to Go

In December, the Women’s Forum of Myanmar hosted a panel on education to discuss the progress the country has made—and how far it still has to go. Myanmar’s government, only …

Alex LeedomDespite Reforms, Education in Myanmar Has a Long Way to Go

Afghani Schools to Reopen Despite Political Upheavals

The Afghan Education Minister, Farooq Wardak, confirmed last month that Afghanistan would continue to reopen schools following the withdrawal of overseas forces. 700 schools that had been shut down by …

Alex LeedomAfghani Schools to Reopen Despite Political Upheavals

US and Pakistan Announce Pakistan Reading Project

On Feb. 13, the United States and Pakistan announced a new joint venture, the Pakistan Reading Project, a five-year, $160 million plan to improve the reading skills of 3.2 million …

Alex LeedomUS and Pakistan Announce Pakistan Reading Project

Sex Ed Comes to Pakistani Girls

On the heels of a recent UNESCO initiative to improve access to and quality of girls’ education, a new program run by the Village Shadabad Organisation is bringing sex education …

Alex LeedomSex Ed Comes to Pakistani Girls

Grant Extends UMass Work in Afghanistan

A new $23 million grant from USAID  will allow the University of Massachusetts, UMass, to extend and expand its work in Afghanistan. The grant is part of a five-year, $92 …

Alex LeedomGrant Extends UMass Work in Afghanistan

India Celebrates the Successful Eradication of Polio

India has successfully completed three years without any newly diagnosed cases of poliomyelitis anywhere in the country. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to  certify India …

Amanda LubitIndia Celebrates the Successful Eradication of Polio