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10 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Whether you’re lounging by the beach or swinging in a hammock, summer is the time to read. Our staff has some suggestions for stories, reflections, and analyses that all offer unique insight on women in the world. Check out the list below with links and summaries by Goodreads.

14 Facts on the Critical Situation for Refugees Across the World

Last month, UNHCR released its Global Trends Report for 2014. Here are 14 facts from the report that frame the critical situation of refugees across the world:
 
1. Everyday in 2014, 42,500 people became refugees, asylum-seekers, or internally displaced persons (IDPs).
 

The World Education Forum & What's Next in Promoting Education and Learning

Posted by Noel Schroeder

Next week, officials from every country, heads of United Nations and other multilateral and bilateral agencies, and representatives from civil society will meet in Incheon, South Korea at the World Education Forum to set priorities in education for the next 15 years.

Senate’s Global Food Security Act Includes Strong Gender Lens

Posted by Melissa Kaplan

Last week, the U.S. Senate took a major step toward empowering local women farmers around the globe when it introduced the Global Food Security Act (commonly known just as GFSA).