Emancipation in Afghanistan: Breaking down cyber barriers — Report by Jennifer Collins and Storay Karimi on Qantara de

By teaching girls programming and computer literacy, two sisters in Afghanistan have triggered something of a digital revolution. Report by Jennifer Collins and Storay Karimi Groups of teenage girls huddle around computers in a bright blue classroom, some typing furiously, others browsing blogs with the latest fashion trends. Just outside, people go about their daily…

The Flexible Response Fund of the Girls’ Education Support Program in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s rural northern provinces, the barriers to educating girls are diverse and always changing – but often, the solutions are simple. The Flexible Response Fund is a pilot program to support these solutions, by empowering communities to identify roadblocks to girls’ education and develop proposals to tackle the challenge. The fund finances these community-led…

Video: Investing in girls — Aga Khan Foundation USA

  This 4-minute film looks at the value of education for girls in developing countries. With its multiplier effect and promise for advancing earning power and family well-being, girls’ education is one of the most important investments society can make. Looking at examples in East Africa, the program shows how the Aga Khan Foundation engages…

India’s ‘Pink Warriors’ take on injustice — Deutsche Welle de

Clad in pink colored saris and armed with sticks, a gang of women is fighting rapists, domestic abuse, corrupt officials and patriarchy in India. (…) Today, Sampat Pal Devi’s group has over 300,000 members spread across the villages in the state of Uttar Pradesh. She has opened schools and training centers for women where they…

Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity — World Bank org / Video

 This major new report distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives.   Despite recent advances in important aspects of…