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PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

PSEB Class 12 results: Fighting all odds, these girls studied their way to success

They rose above their grim financial conditions, overcame all odds and defied stereotypes to come with flying colours in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Class-12 exams, results of which were declared on Saturday. Meet Rajni Kumari, Sumandeep Kaur and Ruksana Bano, who have topped the Jalandhar district in non-medical, commerce and humanities streams, respectively. [...]

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Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls education

UNITED NATIONS, APR 11:   Men should not clip the “wings of women and let them fly”, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai said as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres designated her as the youngest-ever ‘Messenger of Peace’. “The role of men, fathers and brothers is really important. There were so many girls just like me in Swat Valley [...]

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Study: Behavior woes hamper boys more than girls in school

Study: Behavior woes hamper boys more than girls in school

Behavior problems are more likely to hold boys back in school than girls, a new study shows. “When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behavior problems — including difficulty sustaining attention, regulating emotions, delaying gratification and forming positive relationships with teachers and peers — I found that [...]

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Teenage girls now try alcohol before boys do: Study

Teenage girls now try alcohol before boys do: Study

TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 — It’s probably not a milestone that will do many feminists proud, but teenage girls in the United States now start to drink alcohol sooner than boys do, a new study shows. “This is becoming a public health issue,” said lead researcher Dr. Hui Cheng, an adjunct assistant professor at Michigan [...]

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Sexist bullying leading to girls keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled ‘swotty,’ claims teachers’ leader

Sexist bullying leading to girls keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled ‘swotty,’ claims teachers’ leader

Brainy girls are keeping quiet in the classroom to avoid being labelled as “swotty”, a teachers’ leader has warned. They fear that if they show themselves to be clever they will be seen as unattractive to the boys in their class. Members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers will draw attention to the growing [...]

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Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Sexist bullying ‘can make bright girls feel unfeminine’

Girls feel they have to choose between being attractive or clever because of sexist name calling in schools, a teachers’ union leader has warned. It can lead to lessons “with boys talking and girls listening”, said Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Girls too often feel they are on a [...]

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Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

Kalita’s Story: Girls’ Education Is Key to Gender Equality

In Solakhpur, Nepal, soccer is improving 16-year-old Kalita’s life through a girls’ sports program designed to delay early marriage, keep girls in school and boost their academic success. Despite her parents’ skepticism about football and school, 16-year old Kalita is excelling at both. She’s also a leader. When teachers came to her classroom asking if [...]

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