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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Educating Africa’s women and girls can help end global poverty

Education is the foundation to human development. The enrichment of women's capabilities and opportunities in education is an important component of human development.  All too often, women and girls are discriminated against in receiving education.

Educating Africa’s women and girls
can help end global poverty
The innovative education programs around the world focus on expanding scholastic opportunities for women and girls. Educating African girls and women is the best social development investment toward a better Africa.
Educating Africa’s women and girls can help end global poverty. The gains attained by Africa in increasing women's access to education, non-agricultural jobs, and partaking in elections, as voters and candidates have been significant since 1990 but more work is needed.
 
Gender Equality 2014 Year in Review from UN Women:
 
January 2014
Morocco: Controversial "rape marriage law" repealed. An article in a penal code that enabled a rapist to skirt prosecution if he married his underage victim is unanimously repealed by Morocco's parliament. The move comes two years after 16-year-old Amina al-Filali committed suicide for being forced to marry her alleged rapist to uphold her family's honor.
 
January 2014
Tunisia's new constitution enshrines women's rights. Considered among the most progressive Constitutions in the Arab region, it states that all citizens, men and women, have the same rights and duties and are equal before the law without discrimination.
 
April 2014
Uganda’s parliament passes a resolution that acknowledges for the first time the need to provide gender-sensitive reparations to the women and men who suffered at the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army during the 20-year insurgency in northern Uganda, including crimes of sexual and gender-based violence.
 
August 11, 2014
Record number of women on UN Security Council, making history, women comprise for the first time more than a third of the UN Security Council's 15 seats this year with Ambassadors from Argentina, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nigeria, and the Unites States.

 

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