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Female Education and Marriage.

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎May 18, 2016‎
IN India the prospects of education among girls are greatly affected by marriage. Young girls are withdrawn from schools before they pass the middle standard and they have to be trained with a view to success in marriage.

Camfed Transforms Education for Females in Africa With FinancialForce and Salesforce Technology

Marketwired (press release) - ‎May 18, 2016‎
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Salesforce World Tour London -- FinancialForce today announced that Camfed, the campaign for female education in Africa, has transformed its operations through the use of FinancialForce and ...

Lessons from 100 years of girls' education

Times of India - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Mosam Trivedi, who earned a PhD for her study, 'A Century of Women's Education in Ahmedabad City (1911-2011)', from Gujarat University's sociology department, says that the number of literate women has risen significantly, but one has to look beyond ...
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Why do women get more university places?

BBC News - ‎May 11, 2016‎
Women in the UK are now 35% more likely than men to go to university and the gap is widening every year. A baby girl born in 2016 will be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue. The Higher Education Policy Institute ...

UK girls learn about female genital mutilation before danger of 'cutting season' - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Like thousands of girls and women living in the U.K., Ali underwent female genital mutilation, or FGM. The World Health Organization defines FGM as "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to ...

Female students in higher education outnumber males in Oman

Times of Oman - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Female students in higher education outnumber males in Oman. May 17, 2016 | 9:32 PM. by ONA. The Statistics Department at the Admission Centre reported that for the academic year 2014/15, 57.7 percent of all students in higher education were female.

Africa: FinancialForce, Salesforce Tech to Transform Women's Education in Africa - ‎May 20, 2016‎
FinancialForce announced that Camfed, the campaign for female education in Africa, has transformed its operations through the use of FinancialForce and Salesforce technology, enhancing how it serves its clients (girls in rural Africa), their ...
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Girls Outperform Boys on First NAEP Technology, Engineering Test

Education Week (subscription) (blog) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
The technology and engineering results come from the first new test in a decade from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP or the "nation's report card." The Technology and Engineering Literacy exam, or TEL, was piloted in ...
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Loyola University names Jo Ann Rooney as first female president

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
It really shows how much Loyola is positioned to be a part of that changing dynamic in higher education, Catholic higher education and Jesuit higher education,” she said. Rooney will be the school's 24th president when she starts her new job on Aug. 1.
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Concern over spread of HIV among Zimbabwean students

Times Higher Education (THE) - ‎2 hours ago‎
“The grim statistics of sexually transmitted diseases at the institution have forced us to have a limit for inter-residence visits between female and male students,” Professor Nyagura was quoted as saying by the Harare-based Herald. “We have consulted ...

Ipswich pioneer Beryl Harding who broke down barriers in education and law celebrates 105th birthday

Ipswich Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
Beryl Harding is as sharp and quick-witted as ever. She was fiercely determined to succeed in her professional life, being described as a pioneering woman who broke barriers in education, politics and law in the town. That determination has not waned ...

Report: Education System 'Letting Men Down,' Women 75% More Likely to Go to University

Breitbart News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
A report from Britain's Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) indicates that the decline in the number of boys going to university is a result of the increase in female teachers in Britain's schools. UCAS (Undergraduate Courses at University and ...

30 Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

Small Business Trends - ‎1 hour ago‎
With 123,632 women business owners, Chicago is third on the list both in terms of women business owners and general population.
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Women's Equality Party launches new campaign to tackle revenge porn and protect women online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
WEP is also backing mandatory sex and relationships education in schools - something that was ruled out by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in February this year. In 2013, Telegraph Women campaigned for 'better sex education' and extracted a promise ...

Strong teachers are stepping up to educate girls in Afghanistan

World Bank Group (blog) - ‎May 12, 2016‎
Around a third of the school age population still remain out of school - the majority of which are girls. Despite the tireless efforts of educators like Malaka, the country still has the highest gender disparity in the world at the primary education ...
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Inquiry launched into running of Islamic faith schools in Luton

Luton Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
At the end of March the Charities Commission wrote to Rabia Educational Trust, asking trustees to provide evidence of their compliance with an action plan that was laid down last September.

Too few women at the top: Book on female empowerment in GCC paints bleak picture

The National - ‎9 hours ago‎
“Given the fact women on average in this region outperform men in all educational areas, it is having an impact on productivity and on positivity in the workplace," says David Jones, who co-wrote the book with fellow researchers Sophie le Ray and ...
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Female student at Catholic school wins in fight to wear pants

The Age - ‎May 15, 2016‎
"We certainly won't go gender neutral … that would mean saying girls have to wear trousers … giving [students] an option here is the best way forward," she said.
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Why is local government so blokey?

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
It's not as if there aren't significant female Labour MPs with seats in Greater Manchester, although all are fairly new to their jobs.

Women are better educated but get screwed over as soon as they enter the workforce

Business Insider - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Across the advanced economies, there tend to be proportionately more women than men enrolled in tertiary education. Greater educational equality, however, does not necessarily guarantee equality in the workplace - women are still under-represented in ...