girls’ education

Filipino student reading a book (Leoncio Rodaje/USAID Philippines)

Filipinos can safely study in ‘alternative learning sites’

Unable to attend school because of instability caused by conflict, Filipino children learn at alternative sites with help from a U.S.-backed program.
Woman and young girl looking at book (© UNICEF Afghanistan/2016/Sheida)

Giving Afghan girls a second chance at education

Community-based education centers in remote Afghan provinces bring educational opportunities to women and girls for the first time.
Girl using screwdriver to assemble machine (Shutterstock)

Ivanka Trump announces large private-sector pledge for computer education

CEOs joined Ivanka Trump to build access to computer-science classes with $300 million. The private-sector push complements administration STEM efforts.
Brightly dressed young girls from Kano, Nigeria (© Videoblocks)video

Keeping Nigerian youths from Boko Haram’s clutches [video]

The president of the American University in Nigeria brought Muslim and Christian leaders together to meet the needs of refugees from Boko Haram's terror.
Teenage girls and a woman sitting and smiling at someone on a stage (Aziza Ibragimova/Almaty Maker Space)

Their coding can change the world [video]

International Day of the Girl celebrates the achievements of young women on October 11. Meet a team of Kazakhstani coders who designed a winning safety app.
Astronaut placing helmet on teenage girl's head (Globo)

Meet NASA’s astronaut for a day … from Brazil

Follow 11-year-old Anna Paulla's trip of a lifetime to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas, with TV star Luciano Huck and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.
Illustration of a girl writing math equations on a blackboard (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Math and science have no gender

In most countries, boys are more likely than girls to excel in math and science. That is starting to change, thanks to a push by countries and educators.
Malala Yousafzai, in red headscarf, holding microphone (© Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest U.N. peace messenger

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is now a U.N. Messenger of Peace, the highest honor bestowed by the U.N. chief on a global citizen.
Young woman wearing baseball cap and hijab swinging at a ball with a bat (© AP Images)

Batter up! These women are bringing baseball to Gaza.

Baseball has grown in popularity in the Middle East. In Gaza, interest in baseball turned out to be stronger among girls than boys.