Extreme weather, climate events may lead to an increase in violence towards women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the climate crisis leads to more intense and more frequent extreme weather and climate-related events, this in turn risks increasing the amount of gender-based violence experienced by women, girls, and sexual and gender minorities, say researchers. In a study published in The Lancet Planetary Healtha team led by a researcher … Read more

Efforts needed to keep girls in high school sports

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Girls in high school enjoy playing sports to develop friendships, strength and for the competition but are more likely to stop playing two years earlier than boys, a Flinders University analysis has found. The researchers say high-quality coaching, assistance in balancing lifestyle priorities and highlighting the strong and competitive nature of … Read more

Girls’ chance of success at school in Sub-Saharan Africa shaped by language they are taught in

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Millions of school children across large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa are sat silently in classrooms, struggling to follow, and not progressing in their learning due to an insistence that all lessons should be taught in English, say the authors of a new report. The findings, published today as a policy brief … Read more

There are reasons girls don’t study physics, and they don’t include not liking math

Girls and boys achieve similar results in physics. Credit: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock “From my own knowledge of these things, physics is not something that girls tend to fancy. They don’t want to do it … There’s a lot of hard math in there that I think that they would rather not do,” Katharine Birbalsingh, chair … Read more

Study explores academic success among Jewish girls

American Sociological Review (2022). DOI: 10.1177/00031224221076487″ width=”500″ height=”362″/> Bachelor’s Degree Attainment Rates by Upbringing (Jewish versus Non-Jewish). Note: N = 3,238. Error bars indicate 95 percent confidence intervals. Jewish upbringing includes respondents with primarily or partially Jewish upbringing. Underlying models for predicted probabilities with controls include all controls reported in Table 1 (demographic controls). Stars … Read more