Women & Illiteracy in Egypt

One out of every four people in Egypt is illiterate, meaning they do not know how to read or write.  Being illiterate not only makes daily life difficult, it severely limits the amount of control one has over their life.  Illiterate people are often given very laborious jobs, that require little to no education.  The area this affects the most is the rural poor, where often the cycle continues as financial security is more important than education.  Of the illiterate in Egypt, women account for 69% of them and are trapped fulfilling traditional women’s roles.

Human Rights Day and Girls' Education

Today on December 10th, we celebrate  Human Rights Day for the 65th consecutive year.  Human Rights Day was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1950 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.  This day was created to bring attention to the peoples of the world and to also create a common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.  Throughout the years, many human rights topics have taken the forefront, from civil rights to social and political justice.  Unfortunately, the issue that has not made much progress throughout the years has been Girls Educa

10 Movies, Talks and Books that will get you talking about Girl Power

Gender equality and girl empowerment have been in the agenda of many social movements worldwide – the latest example is the fact that reaching gender equality was established as one of UN’s Global Goals, a movement launched this September aimed at developing a fairer and more sustainable society.

5 ways to help Stop Gender Inequality (in your community and in the world!)

1. Stand up for your rights!

If you are a woman, know your rights, and most importantly, voice them! As a member of the workforce in the United States, you are entitled to the same rights as your male counterparts. Be sure to encourage other women to do the same.

2. Raise awareness.  

Power of Lifting Girls out of Poverty

Power of Lifting Girls out of Poverty


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