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“Our education is our power” – an Afghan girl on going to school

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No matter how many books or schools they destroy, the truth is that these people are afraid of educated girls and they want to feel a drop of the fear they feel everyday. Continue reading

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UN calls for worldwide gender equality by 2030

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The UN urged world leaders this week to ensure gender equality by 2030 as a new report showed limited progress in the area. Continue reading

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Justice Dept. report on Ferguson slams local police

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In an investigation sparked by the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department found patterns of police misconduct, racial bias and a disregard for the community. Continue reading

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How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles – Lesson Plan

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

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Net neutrality rules ensure equal access to the Internet

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The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in support of net neutrality, approving new rules to protect equal access to the Internet. Continue reading

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