Friday, November 27, 2009

Global Girl News: 27 November

  • In what ways do you think poor women are affected by climate change? What are its implications for young girls? According to the UNFPA, women suffer the most from drought, rising seas, melting glaciers and other consequences of climate change. They have urged world leaders to address this issue in the UN Climate Change Conference (Dec 7th-18th 2009) next month. What do you think can be done to make a change?
  • The British public believe that the best way to help stop poverty in the developing world is to invest in education for girls. For example, studies have confirmed that £2 billion could be added to the Kenyan economy if the country educated its girls to secondary school level. These are only a couple of powerful points that Plan highlights in their ‘Girls without Voices’ campaign.
  • Here is another interesting news article on the importance of educating girls.
  • If you are still not convinced why it is important to invest in adolescent girls’ education, then you might want to check this short article!

No comments:

Post a Comment