Currently, there are more girls enrolled in school in Afghanistan than ever before, but much work still needs to be done as less than 30% of the female population is literate and a range of barriers often keeps Afghanistan’s girls from achieving opportunity and potential.
At such a young age, the gender ambition gap was to me as clear as day.
Why aren’t men or boys told to smile?
Don’t think STEM is right for your daughter? You may be right, but these five insights from women in STEM may have you rethinking that conclusion.
What can I say about how these biological differences seem to give many the right to label, underestimate, and misjudge her?
You missed that it’s because of ignorance like yours that these attitudes and “jokes” continue to be given no attention—that they get treated as if they have no consequences, that they don’t cause irreparable harm.
Why are you a feminist, Mom? She might ask. And I'll tell her this.
I often wonder if the feeling of anxiety is magnified for us folks whose teens are on the spectrum.
My daughter will always be different, and with difference comes discrimination. And with adversity, there is truth and with love, there is judgment.
Around the world today, through no choice or fault of their own, 130 million girls are denied an education for a variety of reasons, from cultural norms and costs, to violence and extremism.