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Apple and Malala Fund announced on Sunday that Apple will become the fund's first Laureate partner. Led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, the fund champions the right of girls to a quality education and advocates equal opportunity around the world.

With support from Apple, the Malala Fund said it expects to double the number of grants awarded by its Gulmakai Network and extend funding programs to India and Latin America with the initial goal of extending secondary education opportunities to more than 100,000 girls.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook with students in Beirut, Lebanon
"My dream is for every girl to choose her own future," said Malala Yousafzai. "Through both their innovations and philanthropy, Apple has helped educate and empower people around the world. I am grateful that Apple knows the value of investing in girls and is joining Malala Fund in the fight to ensure all girls can learn and lead without fear."
Apple will help Malala Fund scale its organization by assisting with technology, curriculum and research into policy changes needed to help girls everywhere attend school and complete their education. Apple CEO Tim Cook will also join the Malala Fund leadership council, according to the press release.
"We believe that education is a great equalizing force, and we share Malala Fund's commitment to give every girl an opportunity to go to school," said Tim Cook. "Malala is a courageous advocate for equality. She's one of the most inspiring figures of our time, and we are honored to help her extend the important work she is doing to empower girls around the world."
Since 2013, Malala Fund has worked with organizations, the private sector and governments around the world to enhance girls' opportunities for education. The fund's Gulmakai Network currently supports programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey and Nigeria.

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Article Link: Apple Announces Partnership With Malala Fund to Support Girls' Education
 

Porco

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What about also partnering with a Fund that supports BOYS education? #equality?

Of course supporting eduction in general is great, but there are many places in the world where girls specifically are discriminated against in a variety of ways when it comes to getting an education, which is what this seems to be aiming to address.

I applaud Apple for doing this.
 

miniyou64

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This is just so great. It’s amazing what you can do with all the time you save by not fixing the silent alarm bug (thats been plaguing iOS for years), the not sent Calendar invites bug, the Family Sharing activation bug (s), the Safari field recognition bug, and the thousands of other bugs in iOS, one of which can be discovered each day by any moderate use. Apple should just pack it up and become a charirty organization. Stop making garbage software, stop making gimmicky hardware - just give everything away and focus on these initiatives.
 

statik13

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Excellent job Apple! Women are far too underrepresented in the STEM fields. This is definitely a step in the right direction to help address that.
 

WinstonRumfoord

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Haha, #equality is getting girls/women up to parity with the opportunities afforded to boys/men over the centuries.

(But check back in if, once that balance is finally achieved, it starts to swing the other way…)

Maybe someday women will be afforded the opportunity to become educated and they might even enroll in college at a higher rate than males. Someday, maybe.

/s
 
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ikramerica

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This is just so great. It’s amazing what you can do with all the time you save by not fixing the silent alarm bug (thats been plaguing iOS for years), the not sent Calendar invites bug, the Family Sharing activation bug (s), the Safari field recognition bug, and the thousands of other bugs in iOS, one of which can be discovered each day by any moderate use. Apple should just pack it up and become a charirty organization. Stop making garbage software, stop making gimmicky hardware - just give everything away and focus on these initiatives.
I love how when you edit a calendar event and then change which calendar the event is in it erases all the other changes. It's also cool that sometimes it will keep a copy of the event in both calendars. It's so cool.
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Maybe someday women will be afforded the opportunity to become educated and they might even enroll in college at a higher rate than males. Someday, maybe.

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They might earn more advanced degrees too.

It would also be the greatest sign of equality if they were allowed to have all female clubs, groups, associations etc but prevent men from doing the same. It would be so equal!
 

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Excellent job Apple! Women are far too underrepresented in the STEM fields. This is definitely a step in the right direction to help address that.
First; i dont even think STEM exists in these countries!

Second; even here in the good old USA we dont understand why woman seemly run away from these fields. It is a real battle to find woman that are qualified and capable, to work in the technical fields.
 
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ikramerica

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Excellent job Apple! Women are far too underrepresented in the STEM fields. This is definitely a step in the right direction to help address that.
It has nothing to do with that. It's an attempt to dance around the real problem by meeting in a room full of hijab wearing women and pontificating that if only they could go to school, then the hijab wouldn't be oppressive anymore...
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First; i dont even think STEM exists in these countries!

Second; even here in the good old USA we dont understand why woman seemly run away from these fields. It is a real battle to find woman that are qualified and capable, to work in the technical fields.
The only way to achieve that is to set quotas in the nursing, therapy/psychology and education (child and adult) and other female dominated fields requiring 50% male hiring. Once those avenues are restricted, women will be looking for something else to do.
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Boys generally don't get shot in head for trying to get an education.
They just get shot in the head for not joining the gang/rebel force/jihad/army. Who cares about that...
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Maybe someday women will be afforded the opportunity to become educated and they might even enroll in college at a higher rate than males. Someday, maybe.

/s
Back when the soviets ran Afghanistan this wasn't an issue there. Women wore modern clothes and went to university. I wonder what changed since then...
 

statik13

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First; i dont even think STEM exists in these countries!

Of course it exists in those countries. India in particular is well known for their highly skilled Information Technology, medical and science fields. I have also hired people from Afghanistan and Pakistan for IT, all of which have been very highly skilled.


Second; even here in the good old USA we dont understand why woman seemly run away from these fields. It is a real battle to find woman that are qualified and capable, to work in the technical fields.

Run away? Or were never encouraged to be there in the first place?

As adults we reenforce traditional norms from a very young age. Just take a look at toy commercials on TV. How many toys do you see targeted at boys that talk about science? Technology? Exploration? Now, how many commercials do you see targeted at girls the same way? There was even a scandal about it a few years back on Girl's life vs Boy's life magazines.

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The only way to achieve that is to set quotas in the nursing, therapy/psychology and education (child and adult) and other female dominated fields requiring 50% male hiring. Once those avenues are restricted, women will be looking for something else to do.

So you are a proponent for affirmative action? Using what you say above we should restrict the STEM fields to 50% men.
 

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Excellent job Apple! Women are far too underrepresented in the STEM fields. This is definitely a step in the right direction to help address that.

Right - because "addressing" it for the SJW's means to force it even though maybe not that many women are actualy interested in the STEM field? Uh oh... did I just use logic and facts? My bad. Go ahead, force your percentage based employment stipulations onto the world. It'll look pretty on paper but it will be FAKE.
 

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Right - because "addressing" it for the SJW's means to force it even though maybe not that many women are actualy interested in the STEM field? Uh oh... did I just use logic and facts? My bad. Go ahead, force your percentage based employment stipulations onto the world. It'll look pretty on paper but it will be FAKE.
Run away? Or were never encouraged to be there in the first place?

As adults we reenforce traditional norms from a very young age. Just take a look at toy commercials on TV. How many toys do you see targeted at boys that talk about science? Technology? Exploration? Now, how many commercials do you see targeted at girls the same way? There was even a scandal about it a few years back on Girl's life vs Boy's life magazines.

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So you are a proponent for affirmative action? Using what you say above we should restrict the STEM fields to 50% men.

I think static13 makes a good point. While some SJW might hire women and minorities just because they're aa woman or minority, I've see quite a bit of the opposite, too. There's a bit of "STEM's a boy's thing" and things like wedding/baby showers are a "girl's thing." Make stuff like STEM available to girls. If they're interested in it, fine. If not, fine. Let them make their own, educated decisions. There's a difference between exposing girls to STEM and forcing them to go into a STEM field.
 

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I think static13 makes a good point. While some SJW might hire women and minorities just because they're aa woman or minority, I've see quite a bit of the opposite, too. There's a bit of "STEM's a boy's thing" and things like wedding/baby showers are a "girl's thing." Make stuff like STEM available to girls. If they're interested in it, fine. If not, fine. Let them make their own, educated decisions. There's a difference between exposing girls to STEM and forcing them to go into a STEM field.

Yes - make it available but dont force it. Thats logical and reasonable. It just doesnt seem like thats what they are doing though sometimes here. Its like if Suzy or Janey wants to be a hair dresser then let her do it! If she wants to program computers, then great! But lets not just come up with some percentage based requirements for diversity since thats based on pure BS.
 

bandrews

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Right - because "addressing" it for the SJW's means to force it even though maybe not that many women are actualy interested in the STEM field? Uh oh... did I just use logic and facts? My bad. Go ahead, force your percentage based employment stipulations onto the world. It'll look pretty on paper but it will be FAKE.

Sorry, did you use facts? I must've missed the link to your study on women in STEM. Any chance you could repost?
 

Naraxus

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Surprise surprise. Cook talking tough on equality while at the same time completely excluding an entire demographic. This guy is nothing more than a hypocritical phony.
 
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Right - because "addressing" it for the SJW's means to force it even though maybe not that many women are actualy interested in the STEM field? Uh oh... did I just use logic and facts? My bad. Go ahead, force your percentage based employment stipulations onto the world. It'll look pretty on paper but it will be FAKE.

No you didn't use logic or facts.

Funny how so many males start to melt when someone is doing something to help girls in countries where they are treated as second class citizens, don't have the opportunity to get an education, make their lives better, etc etc. What about the men???? Boo hoo. When will men get a chance to succeed?
 
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