Keeping Girls in School

Education is essential in providing an equal opportunity for a successful life to everyone. For a long time, boys have received a higher quality education than girls have. Girls have been told that they will not succeed in certain subjects simply because they are girls. In some parts of the world there are active efforts to keep girls from attending school. In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against denying education for girls, and promoting the idea that girls have a right to education.  She survived this attack on her life, and won the Nobel Prize in 2014 for her activism in ensuring that girls have equal access to education.

Resources

Gender Equity In Education - Data snapshot

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/gender-equity-in-education.pdf


 

Malala’s Story - Advocating for female education.

https://www.malala.org/malalas-story