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UN Women chief supports Nigerian girls`education

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:10

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka assured the Nigerians of UN support for girls` education in the country during a recent visit, a UN spokesperson said Monday.

Michelle Obama outraged over kidnapping of Nigerian school girls

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 16:21

US first Lady Michelle Obama today expressed her outrage over the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls and called on nations around the globe to fight for ensuring that every girl receives education.

Nitish for education of girls to eradicate social evils

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 17:10

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday advocated quality education for girls to make women the main driver of socio-economic change in the state, check child marriage and high fertility rate and improve gender ratio.

Madonna to sell $7M `Fernand Leger painting` to support girls` education

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 14:17

Madonna is all set to sell an abstract French painting, which she has owned for more than 20 years, in order to support educating girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries.

Change in mindset to give more girls higher education: Tope

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 19:59

A radical change in public mindset is the key to increasing the number of girls taking up higher education in Maharashtra, Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope said.

Pak govt asked to declare Malala as `Daughter of Pakistan`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:41

The resolution was passed hours after Zardari participated in a conference on the theme "Stand up for Malala, Girls Education is a Right".

After Malala, Pak girls defy Taliban to get education

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 19:23

Malala was shot by the Taliban in the head and neck on October 9 while she was returning home from school.

Malala shooting shows challenge to girls education

Last Updated: Saturday, October 20, 2012, 08:27

The threat from the militant group is just one of many obstacles Pakistani girls face in getting an education.

UP: Scholarship, cycle for Muslim girls` education

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 19:59

Ahead of assembly polls next year, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to give scholarship and cycles to promote Muslim girls` madrasa education.

Bicycle scheme encouraged girls to take up education: Nitish

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 15:33

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the bicycle scheme has given impetus to girls` education.

Taliban to ‘allow girls` education`: Minister

Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 00:37

Taliban is prepared to drop their ban on schooling girls in Afghan, the country`s education minister says.