Posts Tagged ‘girls’

Girls education a challenge in post-Covid Asia

Thursday, April 28th, 2022
girls education

If girls education makes societies stronger, more peaceful and prosperous, then the chances of Asia achieving those goals have become more distant with the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, girls’ enrollments in school had seen significant improvements in Asia. But with the pandemic, those gains have been wiped out. UNESCO estimates that about 24 Read more

Girls – Forced conversions and marriages spike in Pakistan

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Suneeta and her 12-year-old sister were walking home in March when they were kidnapped. The men who took them forced the girls to convert to Islam. “We were walking back to our house after working on the farm when men in a car came out of nowhere and dragged us in with them,” said Read more

It’s good for girls to have clergywomen, study shows

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
role model

Role models matter. Research has consistently shown that positive adult role models can contribute to the health, education, and overall well-being of young people. Albert Bandura has argued that children learn how to “perform” adult roles by observing the behavior of prominent adults in their lives and trying to imitate it. Other research has shown Read more

Princesses finding their own happily ever after

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

In 2011, American child psychologist Jennifer Hartstein published an advice book for parents wishing to rid their female children of so-called “princess syndrome,” her name for the inevitable insecurities and superficial obsessions that little girls allegedly develop when they are exposed to an abundance of girly-girl commercial culture, particularly in the form of Disney princesses. Read more

Boys teach boys to be boys

Friday, June 13th, 2014

What makes a male child become a “boy,” as we understand that concept socially? In her new book, When Boys Become Boys, Judy Y. Chu reports on her two-year study in which she followed a group of boys from pre-kindergarten through first grade. She concluded that most of what we think of as “boy” behaviour isn’t Read more

Daughters for sale: India’s child slavery scourge

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

On the day that Durga Mala was rescued, she lay crying on the stone floor, where she was attempting to cool her back. She was 11 years old and her skin was covered with blisters, from her shoulder blades to her buttocks. A few days earlier, her owners had poured hot oil over her because Read more

Pope: Girls in particular harmed by plague of child labour

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, Wednesday rallied against the slavery of child labour calling it a “disgusting phenomenon that is constantly increasing, particularly in poor countries.” “There are millions of children, mostly young girls, who are victims of this hidden form of exploitation that often leads to sexual abuse, poor treatment and discrimination,” the Holy Read more

Doctors feed aborted girls to dogs, hiding sex-selection abortions

Monday, May 28th, 2012

India Today reports eye-witness accounts of doctors in one city are so desperate to hide evidence that they are doing sex-selection abortions that they are feeding the remains of aborted girl babies to dogs. Sme physicians in the city of Beed, India are engaging in the practice, according to India Today, which spoke with Varsha Deshpande Read more

Female altar servers not allowed

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Girls are not allowed to serve at the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, commonly known as the Tridendine Rite. The clarification comes after the recent Vatican encouragement to bishops, for them to “be generous” in providing the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. In answer to question whether female altar servers were permitted in the Extraordinary Read more