Women Education: Issues, Importance & Conversations - World Pulse
Read and share stories and experiences about girls’ education and the importance of women's education globally. Join World Pulse and join a thriving community of women changemakers.
Education for Women and Girls
Cultural attitudes, socioeconomic challenges, and other issues impact girls' ability to access education.
In many countries, the importance of women's education is not understood or prioritized. While education is a basic right for all, we have yet to achieve a world where women and girls receive the same opportunities for education that boys and men do. Cultural attitudes, socioecoomic challenges, lack of access to menstrual products, and more are just a few of the barriers girls face to accessing education.
Education leads to Empowerment of Women
Join the World Pulse platform that provides encouraging conversations about women in education. We encourage those who are facing educational problems to join our outlet for the discussion of solutions. It is critical that the importance of women's education in our society is heard and validated through stories, experiences and movements. We hope that these educational stories are able to motivate and inspire you to accomplish educational successes for the greater good of women around the world.
Join the Conversation
On World Pulse, women are talking and connecting about Education and leading solutions to increase girls' access to education.
Starting a conversation on the importance of education for women is crucial in promoting gender equality and breaking down barriers that prevent women from accessing education. On World Pulse, women from across the world are speaking out on education and rising up to champion our right to learning.
Carolyn Seaman trains girls to drive social change through tech, digital media, and storytelling.
A Nigerian tech leader, Carolyn Seaman founded the Girls Voices Initiative to speed up the journey toward gender equality and broaden the types of education and skill-building girls receive. Through her Tech Tackle Hackathon Project and her Girl Nation social impact film project, Carolyn has reached thousands of girls. “If there’s no space at the table, create your own table and bring the space to you,” Carolyn says about the conversation on the importance of education. “Engage and demand action where it needs to happen.”
After her best friend was forced to marry at age 12, Liz Lum of Cameroon became an advocate for girls’ rights and access to education.
Liz Lum was heartbroken when her childhood best friend suddenly disappeared. After learning she had been married off, Liz spoke out about injustices and harmful practices that are done to women and girls and the importance of women’s education in our society. From mentoring girls to leading initiatives and creating emergency pad kits to reduce the number of school hours girls lose out on, Liz is championing education equality for the next generation. “I won't stop until girls are seen as more than just their reproductive organs,” Liz says. “I won't stop until girls are not the substitute for a family’s financial plan.”
Growing up in Pakistan, Aysh Khan had to fight for her right to go to school. Today, she has a message for young girls.
Aysh Khan overcame financial and cultural obstacles to study computer science, then eventually, political science. In this education for women essay, Aysh says, “...To the girls who are facing barriers and struggling to live their own lives, I say, ‘Keep your chin up, pursue an education, consider IT as a field of study, and use your laptop or computer to empower you. There is an awesome world out there to be discovered. Never, ever compromise your passions. If you do what you love, the rest will fall into place. ‘“
Get Involved in The Discussion of Women in Education
Join World Pulse today and raise your voice on the topic of education.Whatever story you have to share about education and learning, we want to hear from you.
- Do you have a story about a person who helped you on your path to receiving an education? - How about the challenges you faced while attending school? Tell us how you overcame them. - We want to reach across all generations by sharing with young girls about the importance of education and learning. Tell us why education matters to you. - Education doesn't just take place in a formal setting. We are open to all the lessons you have learned in life and the experiences that have shaped who you are today. ``` Join the World Pulse platform that provides encouraging conversation about women in education. We encourage those who are facing educational problems to join our outlet for the discussion of solutions. It is critical that the importance of women's education in our society is heard and validated through stories, experiences, and movements. We hope that these educational stories are able to motivate and inspire you to accomplish educational successes for the greater good of women around the world.