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Girls outshine boys in HSC examinations

Dhaka, July 17 – The girls are outshining the boys in pass rates in the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations over the last several years which are good but lower pass rate of the boys should not be a good sign, experts said on Wednesday. Read More »

UNDP to equip BD women, girls for better climate adaptation

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – The government has joined hands with UNDP to implement a $33m project in Satkhira and Khulna districts benefitting almost 7 lakh people mostly women and adolescent girls to help them adapt better to climate change. The six-year project is mainly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), world’s largest multilateral fund for climate change action. ... Read More »

Educating girls about menstruation and menstrual hygiene

By Ida Horner Surrey, England, May 28 2019 (IPS) – The organisers of Menstrual Hygiene Day say that although there has been a lot of good work on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) either currently underway or already completed, we are a long way off from achieving an even playing field for girls and women worldwide. Menstruation stigma persists in some ... Read More »

The world made promise to women, Girls; we must fulfill them

By Monica Juma NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 2019 (IPS) – In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD “Nairobi Summit” in November 2019. The Programme of Action endorsed and adopted at the historic Conference in Cairo has had a ... Read More »

BKSP clinch 21st National Junior Girls Gymnastics title

Dhaka – Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) won the girls’ team title of the 21st National Junior Gymnastics Championship on Saturday. They secured 115.60 points on the third day of the meet at the National Sports Council Gymnasium in Dhaka. Quantum Foundation finished runners-up with 79.30 points. Miftahul Jannat Yeama of BKSP emerged as the best junior gymnast of the ... Read More »

Girls, women must gain equality in all aspects of life: EU

Brussels, 6 March – Equality between women and men is one of the fundamental values of the European Union enshrined in our treaties. Our Union is a pioneer in tackling gender-based discrimination and we can be proud of the progress achieved: Europe is one of the safest and most equal places for women in the world, the EU said in ... Read More »

Girls, boys’ brains react differently to traumatic experiences

Adolescent girls who suffer traumatic stress undergo accelerated maturation in a brain region that integrates emotions and actions, according to a new study which found that stress affects the brains of boys and girls differently. Among youth with post-traumatic stress disorder, the study found structural differences between the sexes in one part of the insula, a brain region that detects ... Read More »