Generational Expectations of Motherhood, Education and Society in Mexico

My great-grandmother was born in 1909 in Guadalajara, Mexico to a military general. Her mother passed away soon after her birth and her father died in the Mexican Revolution. She was adopted by a family with a large hacienda—or estate—and lived with them until she married my great-grandfather. Mexican tradition called for a man courting … Continue reading Generational Expectations of Motherhood, Education and Society in Mexico

A Step Towards Change: Better Education and Representation for Women

I am a young, single woman who has traveled from Texas to South Africa, India, China, Australia, and many other countries around the world. I have been lucky enough to see wonders of the world, experience vibrant cultures that I read about in books, and try foods that I had never heard of. I have … Continue reading A Step Towards Change: Better Education and Representation for Women

Sexual Harassment in Advanced Education — by LMS

Education is the foundation upon which country, community, and personal improvement is built.  It is one of the United National Millennium goals - universal primary education.  Initial access was improved simply building schools, employing teachers, and removing fees. However, the number of children out of school is actually increasing; these initial solutions did not help … Continue reading Sexual Harassment in Advanced Education — by LMS

Inequality of Women in Education — by HJ

I grew up in a home where education was extremely important.  In Elementary School when I took interest in math, my parents and teachers encouraged me to continue with this interest.  I never felt discouraged from studying math or science. It wasn’t until college when I realized that not all girls grow up that way. … Continue reading Inequality of Women in Education — by HJ

American Women’s Interest in Politics — by RNP

When I discuss the coming presidential election and the presidential candidates with other women, I tend to get things like “oh, I don’t really follow politics” or “I like [presidential candidate] but I don’t know much about politics.” Or when I discuss my ideal world and how I feel about various policies and contemporary conversations … Continue reading American Women’s Interest in Politics — by RNP

Investing in Female Literacy — by SJ

Discussions in development usually deal with the question of investment. For example, leaders often debate on the pros and cons of investing in climate change initiatives, economic development, or health care. How much money, time, and effort should be invested into these categories will be based on how high the returns are expected to be. … Continue reading Investing in Female Literacy — by SJ