In most industrialized nations, girls do generally much better than boys in school. And yet, girls are faced with a set of specific problems that you see far less in boys.
These issues need to be addressed to create gender equality in education.
The main issues
Girls suffer more than boys from an unjustified lack of self confidence in regard to their own abilities.
Teenage girls are prone to specific types of mental health issues, namely depression and body image issues.
We live in a modern age of electronics, nuclear technology, and space exploration. Yet many girls are not as much engaged with these new technologies as boys for the wrong reasons.
In most developing and certain medium developed nations (e.g., India), many more girls than boys do not even get the most basic levels of education.
In the coming year, more information will be added to this webpage to help parents, schools, and teachers to address these issues.
|In December 2018, I am giving a key-note talk about how can deal with the underrepresentation of women in STEM. The conference is called Women in the digital future: Breaking through stereotypes.|
|In February 2019, I am giving a key-note talk about how can deal with the underrepresentation of women in STEM in New York.|
Links to initiatives
There are numerous initiatives for more girls in STEM. Check this Google search.