Closing the Political Gender Gap Starts in the Classroom

Among U.S. high school students, boys and girls are equally interested in running for office. As college students, however, things change dramatically.

A Return to Separate and Unequal: Education Equity is at Stake in the 2018 Elections

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Education Department has been threatened with massive budget cuts, faced repeated risk of wholesale elimination and suffered many smaller blows adding up to significant injury— and students are feeling the pain.

Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Rural Niger

Seventy-six percent of girls in Niger are married before the age of 18.  Only 14 percent are enrolled in secondary school. Together, these two stark statistics shed immense light on the conditions shaping the lives of girls in the nation—and provide a blueprint for how to empower them.

Empowering Girls to Recognize Their Boundless Brilliance

What do you do when you’re faced with the knowledge that even young children have internalized the kinds of sexist notions that hold girls back? If you’re Audrey Shawley, you roll up your sleeves, grab your female friends and get to work smashing those preconceptions.

Expanding the Approach: Next Steps in the Fight Against Campus Rape

After investigating 387 reports of sexual misconduct, the Department of Education determined that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill failed survivors of sexual assault. One of the alumni behind the landmark battle for justice talked to Ms. about what comes next.

The Ms. Q&A: Tarana Burke is Taking to #MeToo Movement Back to School

“We have to communicate with each other, and we have to teach our children and ourselves to be vigilant, but not fearful—because operating in fear is never fruitful.”

Feminist Litigators are Demanding Rights for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors—and Taking on Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded groundbreaking Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault that made it easier for survivors to seek justice—and now, litigators are demanding her department reverse course.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Using Situational Prevention Strategies to Fight Campus Sexual Assault

To create safe, supportive environments for all people on campus, programming must consider how the campus environment impacts violence perpetration.

The High Cost of Education Inequality Worldwide

A new study by the World Bank measures the economic costs to nations which don’t educate girls—and the numbers are staggering. 

Flipping the Script on Campus Sexual Assault

A new program designed to empower women “to trust their judgement and overcome social pressures to be ‘nice’ when their sexual integrity is threatened” is proving to be a successful tool in fighting rape on college campuses.

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