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Julia Gillard boosts Camfed's female education fight

Business Weekly - ‎14 hours ago‎
Julia Gillard, the former Prime Minister of Australia and chair of the Global Partnership for Education, has become a patron and adviser to Cambridge-based girls' education charity Camfed - the Campaign for Female Education. She joined Camfed's ...

Female Genital Mutilation: 'FGM education saves girls from a lifetime of pain and despair'

International Business Times UK - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
Despite anti-FGM campaigns making headway into ending the illegal practice, the ritual cutting of girls is still taking place in Britain.

Development program aims to educate, empower female faculty

Health Imaging - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Members of the Vanderbilt University department of radiology have put significant effort into increasing the number of women in leadership positions at academic radiology practices, as detailed in the Journal of the American College of Radiology ...

Female education must for changing nation's fate: Dr. Masoom

Pakistan Observer - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Friday, February 05, 2016 - Islamabad—Female education is a leading source of changing the fate of nation, said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI).

I wish I weren't the only girl in my computer science class

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
I'm 17, and I'm the only girl in my computer science class. I'm pretty much the same as my classmates, only shorter.

Gender-specific benefits education plays role in retaining women

Employee Benefit News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Some countries and corporations have learned that to make a dent in gender inequality they have to be a bit more proactive. That doesn't just mean hiring women at equal pay to their male counterparts, but taking a personal, active interest in them once ...
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Gender Pay Gap: Minister Nick Boles Says Firms With 'Half A Brain Cell' Should Offer Women Flexible Working Hours

Huffington Post UK - ‎7 hours ago‎
On more female headteachers, Ms Morgan said: “The role of women in education cannot be underestimated. I am disappointed there are not more women in senior leadership positions in education, particularly given the high proportion of women in the ...
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Sian Williams: First Welsh female player signs professional contract

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
I chose to join the RAF because I am not very academic and I did not want to go into higher education. I wanted to do a job that was exciting and has got that physical aspect, to help me play my sport.

Disruption to women's lives caused by periods needs more research

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
“Interventions such as the provision of sanitary products or education around puberty may be simple strategies that can increase girls' attendance at school and reduce the stigma surrounding periods,” said senior author Paul Montgomery of Oxford ...

Tech Women Triumph: Increasing Numbers, Supporting Education, Transforming The World

Forbes - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
January has been a fantastic month for women in tech, with female digital founders transforming their industry, Ford's CIO pushing for more women in tech, and Boston's female STEM experts receiving major awards. Alongside this, we looked at how fathers ...

On board: how universities are leading the way for female leadership

The Guardian - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
Higher education is making steady progress when it comes to gender equality on its boards; recent analysis found that 32% of board members in the sector are female, compared with just 23.5% of those in FTSE 100 companies. The Higher Education ...

The wings of high-flying women are still being clipped by sexist stereotypes

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of UCAS sounded the alarm for boys: “Girls are doing better throughout primary, secondary and higher education than boys; poor, white boys are the most disadvantaged group in entry to higher education and the gap is ...

How I became a feminist victim

Spiked - ‎8 hours ago‎
As a female student in a nightclub, I expected to get some unwanted attention. What I didn't expect was for feminism to turn me into someone so terrified of unwanted attention I stopped going out.
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Why South African mayor offers virgin scholarships

BBC News - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
But activists argue these tests are intrusive and that it is not fair to link opportunity to education and sex in this way: "What is really worrying is that they are only focusing on the girl child and this is discriminatory and will not address ...
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Girls at single-sex schools outdo those in co-education – analysis

The Guardian - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Meanwhile those with low attainment at primary school made better progress at single-sex schools than their co-educated counterparts - 11% compared with 7%, and with girls marginally ahead of boys. SchoolDash founder Timo Hannay said: “The overall ...
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Mary Somerville: Pioneering scientist to appear on new RBS £10 note

The Independent - ‎6 hours ago‎
A pioneering female scientist whose work in the field of astronomy led to the discovery of Neptune is to become the first woman other than the Queen to appear on a Scottish banknote, after winning a public poll which was almost derailed amid claims of ...

We Need To Talk About Female Nudity On Instagram

Refinery29 - ‎6 hours ago‎
Less than three weeks ago, the New York Post ran a story about Eileen Kelly, a 20-year old Instagram star with the headline: "I fuel fantasies of men who want sex with young girls, and I'm fine with it." It was a pretty accusatory sentiment to level at ...
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UN Chief Calls For New Unharmful Rites Of Passage To Replace Female Genital Mutilation

Tech Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
One of their interventions involves a monthly education program to residents about women's health, human rights and hygiene.

Closing the gap: female students making waves in technical education

Bahama Islands Info - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Kelliah, who received an A in the Auto Mechanics Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) exam, said because of the knowledge gained at BTVI, she can change transmissions, fix ignition switches and rebuild starters.