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…

Gordon Brown’s School Days: Actually, Pakistan’s Literacy Rate Has Been Improving, With One Glittering Model Of Excellence — IB Times com

Young female students in Pakistan Reuters Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister and current United Nations special envoy for global education, has unveiled a two-pronged attack to combat some of Pakistan’s most intractable social ills: illiteracy and child marriage. At an education conference in the capital city of Islamabad over the weekend, Brown announced…

Afghanistan: A strong woman starts a small revolution — Deutschland de

© picture-alliance­/dpa –­Afghanistan Time Magazine has included Roya Mahboob on its list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In a country where many women are still confined to the home, the IT entrepreneur from Afghanistan is breaking cultural traditions. After completing her studies in 2010, she set up The Afghan Citadel Software…

80,000 young Afghans are studying at 26 universities in which average proportion of women is over 20 percent — DAAD De (The German Academic Exchange Service-DAAD)

New lecturers for Afghanistan:  Germany promotes the country’s academic development. © Ulrich Dahl/TU­Berlin – TU­Berlin Afghan­Students SIGN OF HOPE. A total of 52 Afghan students recently celebrated their master’s degree graduation from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (in economics) and the Technische Universität Berlin (in computer science) – and then returned to their home country as lecturers….

Tribal Areas (FATA),Pakistan: SAWERA org which empowering local women need Global help in refurnish necessary utilities as the terrorist destroyed all the stuffs

Women’s Empowerment Continues in Pakistan’s Tribal Regions, with Support from Global Community — Safe World for Women org By Hena Gul, HR Manager, SAWERA SAWERA is a women’s organization working for women’s empowerment in the Federally Adminstered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). SAWERA always focuses on women’s issues and tries to empower them…

Malala Yousafzai honored at Harvard — The News com Pakistan

MASSACHUSETTS: Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban has been honored as Harvard University’s humanitarian of the year. Malala, an outspoken proponent for girls’ education, was at Harvard on Friday to accept the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award. (…) The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, paid…

Malala wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 — Kids Rights Org

Archive Foto KidsRights commends her fight for right to education for girls worldwide Amsterdam, August 27, 2013 – On Friday September 6, the International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 will be presented in The Hague to Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year-old girl from Pakistan, who has risked her life in the fight for access to education for…