According to earnings statistics, women get far less bang for their buck out of higher education. Recent proposals to reduce student debt could benefit women over the course of their lives—but they may not go far enough.
Last night, the House Republicans banded together at the last minute on purely specious grounds to defeat legislation aimed at preventing child marriage worldwide.
Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world. The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them. Action links included.
The Senate passes PEPFAR, removes the HIV travel ban, and reinforces some ideological restrictions that should have been removed. More people will be helped, and that is good.