Michelle Obama Addresses Girls’ Education

Last spring, Michelle Obama launched Let Girls Learn, a global initiative to get more girls into the classroom. This week she’s traveling to the Middle East, where she’ll meet with young schoolgirls in Jordan as well as speak to national leaders at a conference in Qatar. Ahead of her visit, FLOTUS wrote an op-ed in The Atlantic detailing the major roadblocks that keep countries from investing in girls’ education. While scholarships, safer transportation and adequate school bathrooms will help, many girls will never get a chance at education if cultural beliefs and practices that demean women persist.