girls’ education

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.
Girls working in a lab (YouTube)video

Helping girls grow up to be engineers [video]

GoldieBlox — toys that combine construction projects and stories of a girl engineer named Goldie — foster spatial skills, and perhaps future engineers.
Three children seated on floor, playing ukuleles; other children seated in background (Courtesy of Khan Academy)

No homework or grades at this self-paced school

The founder of the online Khan Academy is reimagining how children are taught in bricks-and-mortar schools.
Alyssa Carson in space simulator (Courtesy of Alyssa Carson)

Inspiring the next generation of female space pioneers

Alyssa Carson has a big dream — she's training to be on the first mission to Mars. A new law aims to inspire young women like her to stick with science.
Three women talking at a table. (D.A. Peterson/Dept. of State)

What these young women took home to Africa after meeting Michelle...

Here are three women who met Michelle Obama during her trip to Morocco, and then visited her in Washington. They have plans to encourage girls to learn.
Girl looking out window of cement building (© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-0670/Olivier Asselin)

When she’s a victim, it hurts everyone

November 25 starts 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. It's an opportunity to remind others that equality isn't just a right. It helps all.
African girl smiling (© AP Images)

A 10-year-old girl could decide our future

Investing in girls' education could boost some countries' economies by billions of dollars, a report says. The age of 10 is pivotal for girls everywhere.