Unicef Calls 2014 One of Worst Years on Record for World’s Children

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/world/unicef-calls-2014-one-of-worst-years-on-record-for-worlds-children.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news The year 2014 has been one of the worst on record for the world’s children, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that chronicled a litany of war, violence, atrocities and disease, mostly in the Middle East and Africa. Up to 15 million children are directly entangled in violent conflicts in the […]

Actually FIGHTING for Equality–

http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/women-fight-isis-and-sexism-in-kurdish-regions/?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region “For many women in Kurdistan, life is anything but honorable,” write Johanna Higgs and Liga Rudzite for PassBlue — an independent digital publication covering the United Nations. “Women cannot have a boyfriend, but it’s an honor for a man to have a girlfriend. A divorced woman is like a disease, whereas a divorced man […]

Girls dress as boys to get an education:

 To Afghan men, the divisions between sexes seem essential and intractable, traversable only by the temporary deceit of bacha posh. To the rest of the world, territorial control and the isolation of the war-torn, the undocumented, the refugee, seems just as crucial. In the middle are Afghan women, the losers of both hierarchies, local and […]

Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls

  http://www.naacpldf.org/files/publications/Unlocking%20Opportunity%20for%20African%20American%20Girls.pdf The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the National Women’s Law Center have produced a new report on African American girls and access to education titled, Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity. This report takes a detailed look at the barriers African American girls are […]