#Girls Education

  • Article: Why This Rwandan Student Wants to Become an Electrical Engineer
    Education

    Why This Rwandan Student Wants to Become an Electrical Engineer

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 17, 2019

    Diane hopes to become an electrical engineer and return to Rwanda to help her community. Read more

  • Article: This Teen Is Fighting Period Poverty Across the UK
    Girls & Women

    This Teen Is Fighting Period Poverty Across the UK

    By Daniele Selby|Jan. 9, 2019

    One in 10 young women in the UK cannot afford period products. Read more

  • Article: Kenyan Girls Returning to School Face Mandatory FGM and Pregnancy Tests
    Girls & Women

    Kenyan Girls Returning to School Face Mandatory FGM and Pregnancy Tests

    Jan. 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Critics say the compulsory tests, meant to help protect girls, are demeaning. Read more

  • Article: Kenyan Girls Are Being Taken to Tanzania and Uganda on FGM 'Vacations'
    Girls & Women

    Kenyan Girls Are Being Taken to Tanzania and Uganda on FGM 'Vacations'

    Dec. 18, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Kenya criminalised FGM in 2011 with a minimum punishment of three years in prison and a $2,000 fine. Read more

  • Article: This Inspiring Anti-Child Marriage Advocate Just Won a Major Award
    Girls & Women

    This Inspiring Anti-Child Marriage Advocate Just Won a Major Award

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 13, 2018

    Rebeca Gyumi will receive the UN’s 2018 Human Rights Prize. Read more

  • Article: Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School
    Education

    Tanzania Just Lost $300 Million for Banning Pregnant Girls From School

    By Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 14, 2018

    The World Bank pulled a loan to help make quality secondary education more accessible. Read more

  • Article: Dozens of Senegalese Girls Have Been Sexually Exploited at School, Report Says
    Girls & Women

    Dozens of Senegalese Girls Have Been Sexually Exploited at School, Report Says

    By Daniele Selby|Oct. 19, 2018

    Girls were coerced into having sex with teachers for better grades, food, and money. Read more

  • Video: This Organization Is Shattering the Stereotype of What a ‘Classic Ballerina’ Looks Like
    PartnerGirls & Women

    This Organization Is Shattering the Stereotype of What a ‘Classic Ballerina’ Looks Like

    By Daniele Selby|Oct. 12, 2018|HP Inc.

    Brown Girls Do Ballet is one of 12 winners of the Girl Rising Creative Challenge, supported by HP. Read more