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Rescooped by FCHSAPGEO from Geography in the classroom

Making room for girls

Making room for girls | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
IN THIS week's print edition we look at an important issue in development economics: how to reduce the gap between the number of girls and boys being educated...

Via dilaycock
dilaycock's curator insight, November 5, 2013 8:51 PM

Whilst overall statistics highlight a narrowing of the gap regarding gendered access to education, the UN statistics also indicate the uneven nature of the improvement in terms of geographical location and age. For older girls in sub-Saharan Africa, the enrolment gap between girls and boys is widening. 

Rescooped by FCHSAPGEO from Geography in the classroom

Women and Land Infographic

Women and Land Infographic | FCHS AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY | Scoop.it
Landesa partners with governments and local NGOs to ensure the world's poorest families have secure land rights, which develops sustainable economic growth and improves education, nutrition, and conservation...


Globally speaking, women are the primary agricultural workers yet rarely own land. 

Via Seth Dixon, dilaycock
Michael Crumpton's comment, March 20, 2013 8:38 PM
I'm not quite sure i understand why the woman aren't allowed time saving technalogy if it is they who till the fields. Why is that?
dilaycock's comment, March 21, 2013 1:30 AM
I think the answer lies in the patriarchal nature of many societies in the developing world. Women provide the labour, but are not in a position to make decisions about management of the land. This situation is exacerbated by gender inequities regarding access to education.
Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 9, 2014 5:27 PM

New portion of the AP HUG Outline regarding Women in Agriculture