A new report released this week by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education highlights both the amazing progress for women and girls after 35 years of Title IX and the distance still to go. The report, Title IX at 35: Beyond the Headlines (PDF), shows that, contrary to critic�s claims, educational performance for both boys and girls has improved under Title IX.
Regarding single-sex education, the report focuses on the 2006 changes to Title IX regulations by the Department of Education. These changes allow schools to provide general single-sex programs outside of the narrow field of single-sex programs allowed by the 1975 Title IX regulations, such as contact sports and sex education. These new regulations do not provide adequate safeguards against discrimination. The authors urge educators to carefully consider the dangers of single-sex education, and to ensure that they are not undoing to the progress of Title IX.
Media Resources: National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education; Feminist Majority Foundation
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .