HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

  Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan. The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to the bank. The anticipated $300 million donor-funded World Bank project, Education Quality Reform in Afghanistan (EQRA), is to be submitted for approval to the World Bank’s executive board in the coming weeks. A…

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JAC 10th result: Jharkhand board says matric pass percentage lowest since 2006, boys outdo girls

The Jharkhand matriculation, or class 10 results, declared on Tuesday witnessed the lowest pass percentage since 2006, with just 59.48% of over four lakh students clearing the exams this year. Of the 4,28,379 students who took the exam at 954 centres across the state, only 2,54,830 have passed, the Jharkhand Academic Council, which declared the JAC 10th result, said. “We will review the reasons of falling pass percentage,” JAC chairperson Arvind Prasad Singh said. Former education secretary AP Singh, who is currently on training, said, “Prima facie it seems strict…

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ICSI Company Secretary result declared, two girls from Pune ranked among top 25

Two city girls have scored 20th and 21st ranks in the Company Secretary foundation exam, results of which were announced on Wednesday. Eighteen-year-olds Shrikrupa Vibhute and Bhargavi K Kulkarnii are both first-year Commerce students in city-based colleges and it was their first attempt at this exam, in 2017. “I have always wanted to pursue CS. The result is the fruit of a year-long hard work. This would not have been possible without the support of my parents,” said 20th ranker Vibhute, a student of BMCC. She aims at pursuing a…

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Passive Smoking Can Put Young Girls At Risk Of Arthritis And Damaged Spinal Structure

Drop the butt now. Your smoking is not only risking your life but also bringing a host of health risks for that innocent non-smokers round you. Passive smoking or second hand smoking can prove to be dangerous too, having serious implications on one’s health, especially for young girls.According to a latest study, children, especially young girls who have been exposed to passive smoking in childhood, stand at greater risk of developing arthritis later in life.The exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood may put them in…

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‘Porno style’: the new fashion look luring young girls

Girls as young as nine are aspiring to appear like Kim Kardashian, according to a leading fashion academic, who defines the emergence of a new celebrity fashion look as “trashy glamour” and “porno style”. In Wellington this week for an international fashion conference hosted by Massey University, Pamela Church Gibson, of the London College of Fashion, is “deeply disturbed” at what she sees as a growing fashion trend. Church Gibson says the celebrity image is becoming the new beauty ideal. Dimitrios Kambouris Models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30,…

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Girls Inc. partners with Nebraska Medicine to open health clinic

Girls Inc. members are going to get a real-world lesson in how to navigate the health care system. A health clinic will open in December at Girls Inc. headquarters, near 45th and Maple Streets. The clinic, in partnership with Nebraska Medicine, will serve as a primary care location for Girls Inc. members — girls ages 5 to 18. The nonprofit runs after-school programs for girls. Services offered at the location will include school and sports physicals, chronic disease management, wellness checks, reproductive health education and treatment for illnesses, such as…

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Wellbeing of girls a concern amid report citing a widening gender gap among children’s life experiences

Three new reports from the United Kingdom show that the number of girls reporting to be unhappy is increasing at disturbing rates, with much of the rise related to bullying and body issues. UNESCO photo: Niamh Burke   Instead of happily anticipating the new school year, more and more girls are experiencing stress, according to The Good Childhood Report, a study produced by the Children’s Society and the University of York. Over a five-year span the report shows that the number of girls aged 10 to 15 expressing unhappiness has…

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17 ways to improve girls’ education

News – Country: Uganda – Theme: Gender 17 ways to improve girls’ education (09 September 2016) With over 32 million girls out of schools worldwide, there are many ways in which girl’s education can be promoted – a new website offers at least 17 examples of how to do so. UNGEI   From 2014 -2016 the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched the UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality. The UNGEI Fund provided technical…

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