education for girls

Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

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Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.

President and founder of Richard’s Rwanda-IMPUHWE Jessica Markowitz visits the FAWE all-girls boarding school in the Rwandan capital of Kigali during the organization’s annual summer trip to Rwanda. (Photo courtesy of Lori Markowitz)

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When it comes to running an organization, Jessica Markowitz started early.

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Last year Subhasini, 15, enlisted the help of her teachers to convince her parents to let her go to school instead of getting married. Subhasini...

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, addresses a Global Washington conference last week. GlobalWA hopes to bring NGOs out...

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Students hold pictures of schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai during a tribute at the Pakistani Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Yousufzai, 14, was shot by the...