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Tasmanian Catholic school teacher claims girls’ skirts ‘distracting’ male teachers and students

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A Tasmanian Catholic secondary school has been forced to issue an apology after a group of year 8 students were instructed to kneel down to have their skirts measured, because their dress length was “distracting” male...

‘It was unheard of’: UK’s first cathedral girls’ choir marks 30 years

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“Singing is definitely a big part of me,” said Mary, an 11-year-old Salisbury Cathedral chorister. “I love being part of the girls’ choir. If girls weren’t allowed to sing together, it would make me really angry. I’d ...

Uncertainty hovers over Helmand’s schools as Taliban ban older girls

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The walls of the Malalay school, in the centre of Lashkar Gah, Helmand, are pockmarked with bullets from the last weeks of bitter fighting between the Taliban and government forces, the glass in its windows shattered ...

Typical Girls review – a blast of punky gig-theatre fuelled by the Slits

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You wait three years for a new Morgan Lloyd Malcolm play and two come along at once. This is the first, at Sheffield’s Crucible, ahead of Mum, which starts previews at Theatre Royal Plymouth this week. The actors have...

Black girls in England ‘twice as likely to be excluded from schools as white girls’

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Black and minority ethnic girls in England are more than twice as likely to be excluded from school as their white counterparts, according to a report. Equality campaigners have raised the alarm at the findings, which...

Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain review – fabulous and intimate

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The team behind 2019’s outstanding documentary series Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain has turned its gaze back to the 1990s with Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain (Channel 4). It has put together ...

Emma Raducanu is about to discover that famous teenage girls can’t win

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According to the commentators, Emma Raducanu’s triumph at the US Open is just the start. She has been hailed as a sporting saviour, a model of resilience, an antidote to xenophobia and a potential money-making powerho...

‘Don’t avert your eyes’: Afghan teachers urge world to defend girls’ education

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Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls has temporarily relocated to Rwanda, its co-founder has said, just days after a video of her burning class records to avoid Taliban recriminations was widely shared on soci...

Sexting, lies and unveiled selfies: the Egyptian film exploring the hidden lives of teenage girls

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When the Egyptian director Ayten Amin was 10 years old, a classmate’s sister killed herself. The news gripped the school. But, in a society where suicide is a sin, no one talked about it; instead, they mourned the gir...

Girls overtake boys in A-level and GCSE maths, so are they ‘smarter’?

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Amid the celebrations by students getting their A-level and GCSE results this week, it almost passed without notice that girls had stormed the last bastion of male academic attainment by capturing more top grades in m...

‘Self-esteem was low. Look at them now’ : the scheme getting Kenya’s girls back to school

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For much of her girlhood, Lucy Koriang* would spend her days taking the family’s goat herd out, walking for several kilometres a day, looking for the best grazing spots. Being a goat herder was not a job she enjoyed o...

R Kelly had sexual contact with underage boy as well as girls, prosecutors say

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Federal prosecutors in R Kelly’s sex trafficking case say the R&B star had sexual contact with an underage boy as well as girls, and jurors should hear those claims. In a court filing on Friday, prosecutors aired...

I Never Cry review – endearingly spiky girl’s odyssey from Poland to Ireland, and back again

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Right from the first few minutes, it is hard to not to feel immediately taken with Olka (Zofia Stafiej), the 17-year-old protagonist of Piotr Domalewski’s I Never Cry. In the middle of her third driving test, Olka mak...

‘We can do anything’: the Indian girls’ movement fighting child marriage

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Priyanka Bairwa was 15 when her family, began to look for a husband for her. The pandemic sped up the process, as schools shut and work dried up. By October 2020, her parents had settled on a suitable boy from their v...

Half-pipe dreams: girls on the edge of skateboarding glory

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In 2003, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Sunday Times selected 20 British under-21s who they believed would be multimillionaires by the year 2020. Some of the names on the “rich list” will be familiar: Keira Knight...

Mother of murdered sisters tells of zeal for life of her ‘girls’

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For those who loved Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, the past 12 months have been traumatic for more reasons than just the horrific deaths of the sisters. Separate to the trial of the women’s killer, two police office...

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