Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2014


Girls at school in the village of Sanjar Bhatti, Sindh Province, 2013. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam GB.

Girls at school in the village of Sanjar Bhatti, Sindh Province, 2013. Credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam GB.

The unique potential for education to open the learner’s eyes and inspire her to action has led to women and girls being denied education throughout history, and across the globe. This issue of of G&D focuses in the main on girls’ formal education, charting progress on increasing access to education, and exploring the challenges that remain. Writers explore visions of empowering education, and share analytical case studies of work aiming both to increase access to education, and improve its quality, relevance and usefulness to girls and women.


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You can access the Introduction, and the Resources and Book Reviews section for the Education issue, free, below.


Introduction to Gender and Education
Nitya Rao and Caroline Sweetman


Adolescent girls’ experiences of violence in school in Sierra Leone and the challenges to sustainable change
Anita Reilly 

Rebirth, empowerment and youth leading social change: non-formal education in Honduras
Amanda Moll and Lotte Renault

Writing gender in: reflections on writing middle-school political science textbooks in India
Dipta Bhog and Malini Ghose

She called, she Googled, she knew: girls’ secondary education, interrupted school attendance, and educational use of mobile phones in Nairobi
Ronda Zelezny-Green

Co-education and the erosion of gender stereotypes in the Zambian Copperbelt
Alice Evans

‘My grandfather broke all traditional norms by sending both his daughters to school’: lessons from ‘inspirational’ women in Nepal
Sara Parker, Kay Standing and B.K. Shrestha

Communities in Conversation: opportunities for women and girls’ self-empowerment
Annamagriet de Wet and Glynis Parker

Lessons, challenges and successes while working on the ‘Triangle’ of education, gender and sexual and reproductive health
Olloriak Sawade

In(Equality) and action: the role of women’s training initiatives in promoting women’s leadership opportunities in Myanmar
Elizabeth Maber


Compiled by Liz Cooke
Resources List: Education

Views, events, and debates (subscriber-only access)
Edited by Liz Cooke

Book Reviews

Edited by Liz Cooke

Gender, Development and Disasters
Reviewed by Bethan Evans

Gender and Violence in Islamic Societies: Patriarchy, Islamism and Politics in the Middle East and North Africa
Reviewed by Fatima Sadiqi

Gender Justice and Legal Pluralities: Latin American and African Perspectives
Reviewed by Deborah Eade

Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age
Reviewed by Gunjan Sondhi

Gender, Governance and International Security
Reviewed by Katrina Lee-Koo

Domestic Violence in Asia: Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives
Reviewed by Katherine Brickell

Gender Politics in Transitional Justice
Reviewed by Gina Heathcote