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The report “For Our Futures: Youth Voices on Climate Justice and Education” highlights the critical impact of climate change on girls’ education, emphasizing the need for gender-responsive policies. It presents alarming statistics on educational disruption due to climate events, underscoring the disproportionate effects on girls, especially in lower-income countries.

Initiatives have spanned healthcare, education, and economic development, with a focus on empowering women in rural areas and leadership roles. Both nations are also aligning gender equality goals with broader agendas such as climate change and digitalization.

Indiana University hosts historic conference on women judges in MENA region

Indiana University hosted a conference featuring pioneering women judges from the Middle East and North Africa, offering invaluable insights to law and Arabic language students. The event, moderated by Maurer School Dean Christiana Ochoa, discussed the rise of female representation in regional judiciaries and its societal impacts.

Three Cambodian women have made history by becoming the first from their nation to graduate from top Russian universities in the field of nuclear engineering and thermal physics. Overcoming challenges like language barriers, gender bias and cultural adaptation, they aim to revolutionize Cambodia’s energy landscape, dispel misconceptions about nuclear power and inspire more women into STEM fields.

Provost Austin Agho announced on July 12 that the grant received by ODU will help promote the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and tenure of women STEM faculty, particularly women of color. The project, “Re-envisioning Inclusive and Sustainable Excellence: Advancing Women in STEM at Old Dominion University,” aims to improve the departmental climate to make it more inclusive. Agho added that the grant is positive news for ODU and its efforts in diversifying faculty.

Dr. Bharat highlighted the gender-based challenges faced by women worldwide in terms of access, acceptance, and advancement. Women’s early socialization in gender bias limits their enrollment in STEM courses, which are traditionally seen as male-dominated.

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