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Books, reports and websites on educating women and girls

01 July 2011

Books and Reports

“Education from a Gender Equality Perspective.” Washington, D.C.: USAID’s Office of Women in Development, EQUATE Project, 2008.

Herz, Barbara and Gene B. Sperling. “What Works in Girls’ Education: Evidence and Policies from the Developing World.” Washington, D.C.: Council on Foreign Relations, 2004.

King, Elizabeth and M. Anne Hill, eds., Women’s Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policy. Baltimore, M.D.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Knopf, 2009.

Levine, Ruth, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Margaret Greene and Caren Grown. “Girls Count: A Global Investment and Action Agenda.” Washington, D.C.: The Center for Global Development, 2009.

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom. New York: Anchor Books, 2000.

Summers, Lawrence H. “Investing in All the People: Educating Women in Developing Countries.” EDI Seminar Paper No. 45. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 1994.

Tembon, Mercy and Lucia Fort, eds., “Girls Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment and Economic Growth.” Washington, D.C.: The World Bank, 2008.

Websites

Camfed International
http://us.camfed.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_index

Room to Read, Girls’ Education
http://www.roomtoread.org/page.aspx?pid=284

United Nations Children’s Fund
http://www.unicef.org/

United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative
http://www.ungei.org/

United Nations special rapporteur on the right to education
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/education/rapporteur/index.htm

U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Women’s Issues
http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/index.htm

U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/wid/

Vital Voices
http://www.vitalvoices.org/

World Bank, Girls’ Education
http://bit.ly/kgQzBK

The U.S. Department of State assumes no responsibility for the content and availability of the resources listed above. All Internet links were active as of May 2011.

(This is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/iipdigital-en/index.html)