Girls Education News
More than 1 million girls barred from classes as Afghan school year begins: UNICEF
The Taliban regime's move to close universities to female students across the country and has barred girls from attending secondary school since it returned to power in 2021, sparked global condemnation.
How the poisoning of Iranian schoolgirls adds to the Islamic Republic's struggle for survival
While Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the poisonings ‘unforgivable’ and demanded the death penalty for those responsible, many critics argue that the supreme leader's proclamation is simply an attempt to gloss over or conceal the truth
Explained: How a humanitarian crisis unfolded in Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover
The Taliban had taken over Kabul on 15 August in 2021 following which former President Ashraf Ghani fled the nation. Since then, the country has undergone a slew of changes, including the exclusion of girls from education, press restrictions, and the imposition of repressive policies
How the Taliban ban on girls' education can affect crucial aid for Afghanistan
Analysts say the ban is a blow to the Taliban's efforts to gain international recognition and raise aid to address Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis
In Rajasthan villages, a couple's initiative to introduce free bus service for girls drives change, boosts school enrolment
In Rajasthan's Kotpuli, many parents hesitate to send their daughters to schools and colleges. A free bus service for girls is changing that.
Nearly 40% adolescent girls in India lack access to education, majority forced to stay at home: NCPCR report
The NCPCR report suggests that while most adolescent boys are unable to attend school because they are in all likeliness working, a majority of the girl children are not getting school education because they are either forced to stay at home or engaged in begging
Scraped knees and spirited minds: How an Uttarakhand girls' school defied odds to become kabaddi champion
The Damta Kanya Upper Primary school in Uttarakhand showed how a good school can be a life-changing experience for girls who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 40% reservation for girls at planned schools, higher education institutes for minorities
The government has decided to proffer 40 percent reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes it plans to set up for minority community students, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said.
Centre to offer financial aid for marriage of minorities community girls
Ministry of Minority Affairs has decided to introduce a scheme to offer a financial assistance towards the marriage of girls from minority community
Michelle Obama says addressing crisis in girl's education requires challenging cultural beliefs
US First Lady Michelle Obama has said to address the global crisis in girl's education requires not just investment, but also challenging cultural beliefs.
Malala nominated for 'Children's Nobel'
Malala Yousafzai, the teenaged Pakistani education activist attacked by the Taliban, is among the three candidates nominated for this year's World Children's Prize, also known as the Children's Nobel.