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Senate Subcommittee Examines Barriers to Female Education

On June 15, the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues held a hearing, “Barriers to Education Globally: Getting Girls in the Classroom.”

The following witnesses testified:

  • Catherine M. Russell, ambassador-at-large, Global Women’s Issues, Department of State;
  • Susan Markham, senior coordinator, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, US Agency for International Development;
  • Linda Hiebert, senior director, Education and Life Skills, World Vision International;
  • Meighan Stone, president, The Malala Fund; and
  • Kakenya Ntaiya, PhD, founder and president, Kakenya Center for Excellence.
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