Welcome to 10×10′s weekly News Digest. In case you missed them, here is a sampling of some of the week’s most interesting articles on girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Happy reading!
Education For All: The Only Job for Boys and Girls is to go to School: In honor of World Day against Child Labor- a reminder that the only place kid’s belong is in the classroom.
Sierra Leone: ‘More Girls in Schools Mean Better Families, Better Communities and a Better Nation’, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma: President Koroma disclosed that apart from all other things, he was a living example of how education can transform not just the life of an individual, but also the lives of those around him.
CAMFED: Girls Education to Beat Poverty: Secretary of State champions girls’ education programs to beat poverty.
Afghan Girls’ Long Road to Education: Like any girl around the world, Afghan girls want the freedom to pursue an education and gainful employment ─ but for many of them, that is not possible without threats to their lives.
India: The Orphanage Giving Girls a Future: One wants to be a singer, one an astronaut, one a maths teacher. For girls at this pioneering orphanage in Mumbai anything seems possible
Best and Worst G20 countries to be a Woman: The poll, released ahead of a summit of G20 heads of state to be held in Mexico June 18-19, showed the reality for many women in many countries remains grim despite the introduction of laws and treaties on women’s rights.
India Advances, But Many Women Still Trapped in the Dark Ages: ”It’s a miracle a woman survives in India. Even before she is born, she is at risk of being aborted due to our obsession for sons.”
Africa’s Female Presidents Say They Offer Different Kind of Leadership: “Women tend to make better leaders because they are more directly connected to the needs of their people.”
Meet Aparna, Mumbai’s Teenage Sex Educator: Aparna is member of a nongovernmental organization called Kranti, meaning “revolution,” which strives to give young women rescued from prostitution access to education and new opportunities.
White House Blog: How will we save five million children’s lives each year by 2035?: In one of the greatest humanitarian achievements of the past 50 years, child mortality has dropped by 70 percent world-wide.