Girls’ Health and Education
Igniting Change Worldwide

Summary

Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist between genders and within and among nations on who receives quality, sustained education and, consequently, who experiences the most opportunities to thrive. This Forum event examined the sources of these discrepancies, including entrenched biases and predatory acts such as trafficking, and reviewed efforts to raise up the world’s girls through health and education.

Presented in Partnership with Vulcan Productions, a founding partner of the 10x10 global action campaign centered on the film Girl Rising, and in Collaboration with GlobalPost

Background Articles

Image Credit: Photo provided by 10x10 Educate Girls, Change the World

  • Christina Roache

    QUESTION SENT TO THE FORUM EMAIL ADDRESS
    What do you think are the key interventions to ensuring children (girls) with disabilities have equal access to a basic education? And how do ensure that health and education professionals do not adopt a medical approach to disability and try to “fix” children with disabilities?
    Denise Conway

  • Christina Roache

    QUESTION FROM LIVE CHAT
    Are the young girls in the clips actors?

  • Christina Roache

    QUESTION FROM LIVE CHAT
    Can Richard speak to the nuance between reenacting scenes to depict real situations and filming actual situations as they happen?

  • Christina Roache

    QUESTION FROM LIVE CHAT
    In addition to the challenges with primary education, quality, transition to secondary, I’d also like to highlight from my work in supporting child rights and education programs globally the importance of appropriate secondary education. The skills that students – esp girls – leave with need may not be simply passing a test or reading/writing but also business, lifeskills, negotiation, etc.

  • Christina Roache

    QUESTION SENT TO THE FORUM EMAIL ACCOUNT
    There’s been much attention to early childhood development and women’s health recently, as well as the new push towards attention on adolescent girls thanks to a handful of donors and researchers. I’m interested to 1) hear more about the distinctions made between girls, women, and adolescents – how are experts such as yourselves defining these terms and understanding their implications, and 2) efforts on critically understanding and encouraging the role of men and/or boys in response.

    Warm regards,
    Yvette

  • http://presidencycollege.ac.in/ leo mathew

    In all over the world, Education is much important one. So, the Education is starts from the school life, this is the basement for children to learn basics. In my experience, i was studied a best school in India placed in Bangalore north named as Presidency CBSE school. In that school, the teachers way of teaching is different , because they always use to make as to do practical whatever we have red . So, doing practical it would not forget. So, In my experience i am suggesting the school to the parents , make your children life as good.