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Veronica Colondam: Hope for Jakarta’s youth

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More than half of all Indonesians are under the age of 30, but very few can afford a good education. Social entrepreneur Veronica Colondam wants to change that. Her organization, YCAB, provides affordable schooling for the poor. See here!



The long-winded road to education

As I started to write this blog today, a fellow journalist back in Pakistan tweeted about an attack on his cousin, a school headmistress in the Charsadda city of the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province. (From June 03, 2014)

“Women should be obedient!”

Some questions need to be answered with reason not with fury. But some men just punish women when they question them about the respect they ought to get – the respect, a mother should have taught her sons. But if they do not teach this to their sons, they as women (mothers) betray other women (wives/daughter-in-laws). (From December 12, 2015)

Orthodox Jewish women – what is not commonly known

Women in New York’s ultraorthodox Jewish community live secluded lives. They get married at 19 or 20 at the latest. So women have little time for higher education. And they tend to have a lot of children at a young age. Every family in the comunity has six or seven children. (From December 12, 2015)


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