Event Title

Girls Education Around the World: Exploring Intervention Methods of Nonprofits in Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka used to increase Girls Education

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Jenny Vermilya

Proposal Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

3-11-2018 9:10 AM

End Date

3-11-2018 10:10 AM

Location

Nesbitt 1201

Abstract

Girls education has been increasing in significance with the globalizing and modernizing society we live in. It comes to no surprise that girls all around the world face problems with gender equality in the social, political and educational realms of society. Most of these inequalities begin at a very young age, when children are expected to go to primary school and work their way through college. Cultural norms such as believing that women should not receive education, practices like child marriage, or even menstruation hinder girls’ abilities to attend school. Girls education is important to ensure that they have the kills to work and earn wages after they graduate. According to UNESCO, “there are still 33 million girls of primary school age out of school.” This presentation will explore four unique Non Profits in Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka and their impact on girls education in each country. Each Non Profit will be analyzed in terms of goals and intervention methods through an ethnographic approach. The country’s attitudes and values towards gender and how the culture affects each Non Profit’s methods will also be discussed. Methods include coding field notes inductively from the researcher’s experience at each Non Profit and interviews with Non Profit workers.

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Nov 3rd, 9:10 AM Nov 3rd, 10:10 AM

Girls Education Around the World: Exploring Intervention Methods of Nonprofits in Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka used to increase Girls Education

Nesbitt 1201

Girls education has been increasing in significance with the globalizing and modernizing society we live in. It comes to no surprise that girls all around the world face problems with gender equality in the social, political and educational realms of society. Most of these inequalities begin at a very young age, when children are expected to go to primary school and work their way through college. Cultural norms such as believing that women should not receive education, practices like child marriage, or even menstruation hinder girls’ abilities to attend school. Girls education is important to ensure that they have the kills to work and earn wages after they graduate. According to UNESCO, “there are still 33 million girls of primary school age out of school.” This presentation will explore four unique Non Profits in Israel, Thailand, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka and their impact on girls education in each country. Each Non Profit will be analyzed in terms of goals and intervention methods through an ethnographic approach. The country’s attitudes and values towards gender and how the culture affects each Non Profit’s methods will also be discussed. Methods include coding field notes inductively from the researcher’s experience at each Non Profit and interviews with Non Profit workers.