Education of women is also critical in specialized fields, such as law enforcement, diplomacy, and industry. There are academies, universities, and training programs for to gain these skills. Highlighted below are the women that make this happen.
The United Nations has prioritized eliminating gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2015, as part of the Millennium Development Goals in an effort to end poverty. Here is an update on the progress that has been made toward that goal.
The UN has also prioritized universal primary education. Here is an update on the work that has been done to ensure that children everyone, boys and girls, have access to a full course of primary schooling by 2015.
The World Bank has also prioritized the education of women and girls across the world. Included in this interactive site are recent publications on the progress that has been made, results of specific programs, and the impact of these programs on the communities they are operating in.
Indian President Mukherjee, on March 5, 2013 noting the importance of girls and women getting an education, and the future effects of their untapped economic power. For the article, see here.
This article discusses a few reasons why school attendance rates are lower for girls than boys in India.
This article gives an update on Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head by the Taliban for her outspoken stance on girls’ education in Pakistan.
A report on how the education of girls is changing the world.