Kara Spiritual Works to End Atrocities to Girls in India

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy was on vacation in India when she stumbled upon a shocking revelation. She found that Indian culture devalues women to the extent that many girl babies are aborted, killed at birth or abandoned. Some Indian women are given sex determination tests while they are pregnant and pressured to have abortions if the baby is going to be a girl ...

Lancashire fundraisers fly to India to oversee aid

DIRECTORS of a Lancashire-based charity have paid a visit to India to see how donations collected locally are being spent on the ground.

The Skanner Newspaper - India Falls but United States Rises in Gender Equality Rankings

A teacher gives the count as Indian schoolchildren run a race at a government school on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to the annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum released Tuesday.

Children want life skills education in school

Poor, marginalised children from eight countries Wednesday demanded inclusion of life skills education in school curriculum.

Kenyans speaking at Springbank school

This Friday the Springbank Community High School will be marking Free the Children’s Year of Empowerment with guest speakers from Kenya who will be sharing how women’s empowerment transformed their communities.

After-School Programs Are More Popular, and Necessary, Than Ever

It’s a working parent’s headache: What to do with children when the school bell rings at 3 p.m. but the workday isn’t over yet? The antidote—after-school sessions, in which kids get tutoring, learn a sport, participate in educational programs, or just have fun in a safe environment—has exploded in popularity over the last decade, according to a new report.

India slides, U.S. gains in gender equality ranking

Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.

India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

NEW DELHI — Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday. The annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum showed India falling to 114th place, after being ranked 101st out of the 136 countries surveyed last year. That ...

Helping bridge India's education gap

A staggering 100 million children making up about half of India's school-going children cannot read a grade-appropriate text or solve a grade appropriate math question.

Smriti Irani's IIT intervention to Orchid's child rape; Should HRD watch its steps?

New Delhi, Oct 24: The rape of a 3-year old girl in an international school in Bangalore was a second jolt for the education system in India, the first was when a 6-year old mentally challenged girl was raped by her