gift card reading 'Spread Joy' Looking for holiday gifts? Give the gift of giving with a GlobalGiving gift card! Shop Gift Cards
This project is competing for bonus prizes *

Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism

by Central Asia Institute Vetted since 2010 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism
Girls' Education: The Antidote to Terrorism

Summary

In 2014 alone there were over 13,000 terrorist attacks worldwide. Educating women and girls is the surest way to reduce support for militancy.

$243,000
total goal
$340
remaining
120
donors
1
monthly donor
2
years

Challenge

Central Asia Institute Co-Founder Greg Mortenson said "You can drop bombs, send in troops, build roads, put in electricity, or hand out condoms, but unless the girls are educated, a society will not change." With terrorist incidents on the rise it is essential that women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan are educated and therefore less likely to support militancy.

Solution

As women become more educated, they are less likely to support militancy and terrorism than similarly educated men, according to a University of Maryland School of Public Policy survey. The survey of Pakistani women also found that uneducated women are more likely to support militancy and terrorism than similarly educated men.

Long-Term Impact

Young men and boys recruited by extremist groups are required to get their mothers' blessings before joining such an organization, or going on a suicide mission. So, girls who are educated - especially who complete secondary school - grow up to be mothers who are less likely to give their sons permission to pursue violent solutions. Every year approximately 100,000 individuals participate in CAI-sponsored programs.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.centralasiainstitute.org
Educated Less Likely to Support Terrorism
Number of terrorist attacks worldwide 2006-2014

Organization Information

Central Asia Institute

Location: Bozeman, MT - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.centralasiainstitute.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Pearson
Bozeman, MT United States
$242,660 raised of $243,000 goal
 
157 donations
$340 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the 2018 Year-End Campaign. Terms and conditions apply.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.