Welcome to 10×10′s weekly News Digest. In case you missed them, here is a sampling of some of the week’s most interesting articles on girls’ education and women’s empowerment. Happy reading!
- The Future Women Want: UN Women are gathering at the Rio+20 Summit to to reaffirm women’s empowerment and gender equality as vital for sustainable development.
- The Times Live: Girls Are a Gauge of Society: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the perpetuation of inequality by an education system that disempowers its children, especially its girl children.”
- Aljazeera: Taliban Arrested for Afghan School Poisonings ”The Afghan government has arrested 15 people in connection with a spate of poisoning at girls’ schools in the northeast of the country, 12 of them Taliban.”
- WOGE: A Unique Women and Girls Empowerment Initiative: “The initiative dubbed ‘Women and Girls’ Empowerment Programme (WOGE)” seeks to contribute to poverty reduction among women by ‘strengthening women and girls’ voices for economic and self reliance.”
- UN Women’s Agency Joins System-Wide Effort to Tackle HIV/AIDS: “In 2010, there were around 17 million women living with HIV, and HIV continues to be the leading cause of death in women of reproductive age, according to a joint news release issued by UN Women and UNAIDS.”
- International Business Times: Domestic Violence Is Biggest Security Threat To Women Of West Africa ”Based on interactions with West African women, governments and international organizations, the International Rescue Committee reports that domestic violence has been woefully under-prioritized as a humanitarian issue.”
- UNICEF PODCAST: Games That Improve Education and Bring Social Change: “Games for Change has been looking into how you can apply game mechanics to raise awareness and to cause direct actions.”