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The Effect of Girls' Education on Health Outcomes: Fact Sheet. (August 2011) Many studies have shown the benefits that education has for girls and women.

The Effect of Girls' Education on Health Outcomes: Fact Sheet

The studies link education with reduced child and maternal deaths, improved child health, and lower fertility. Women with at least some formal education are more likely than uneducated women to use contraception, marry later, have fewer children, and be better informed on the nutritional and other needs of children. Fertility: Girls' education helps women control how many children they have. Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education. W.E.B.

Unequal Opportunity: Race and Education

DuBois was right about the problem of the 21st century. The color line divides us still. In recent years, the most visible evidence of this in the public policy arena has been the persistent attack on affirmative action in higher education and employment. From the perspective of many Americans who believe that the vestiges of discrimination have disappeared, affirmative action now provides an unfair advantage to minorities. From the perspective of others who daily experience the consequences of ongoing discrimination, affirmative action is needed to protect opportunities likely to evaporate if an affirmative obligation to act fairly does not exist. You Won't Believe How Many Countries Still Won't Allow Women The Right To Education.

Growing up in a privileged society, it's easy to take certain freedoms for granted.

You Won't Believe How Many Countries Still Won't Allow Women The Right To Education

We quickly forget that access to a quality education is not universal, especially for the women of the world. There are well over 20 prominent nations, which continue to discriminate against females by preventing them from learning. In these countries, gender inequality in education not only stifles the development of women, but also their sense of self-worth. Equal education, besides being a basic human right, is an essential tool for achieving social change, improved health and decision-making. 15 women leading the way for girls’ education. Across the globe, about 31 million girls of primary school age are not in school.

15 women leading the way for girls’ education

And in Sub-Saharan Africa, it’s estimated that if current trends continue that it won’t be until 2086 when all girls will be completing primary school. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re honoring 15 women who are using their voices, leadership and influence to make progress for girls’ education globally. The Trouble With Bright Girls. Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage.

The Trouble With Bright Girls

We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male coworkers. But in my experience, smart and talented women rarely realize that one of the toughest hurdles they'll have to overcome to be successful lies within. We judge our own abilities not only more harshly, but fundamentally differently, than men do. Understanding why we do it is the first step to righting a terrible wrong.

Girl Rising. A collaboration with the Pearson Foundation Girl Rising provides teachers with a unique opportunity to introduce students to the issues surrounding girls' education in the developing world, and it’s transformational power.

Girl Rising

To help teachers learn about the girls’ education movement and effectively share the information with their students, the Pearson Foundation has created this standards-aligned curriculum. Using the curriculum, teachers can engage their students in meaningful, theme-based social studies, political science, math, economics, and language arts lessons by encouraging them to think about important political, cultural, historical, and geographic issues tied to educating girls — and about their role as global citizens and their responsibilities to their own communities. The curriculum addresses inquiries of global scope such as, “How do economies grow when girls are educated?”