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October 29, 2014
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Educating Girls in Afghanistan

This post originally appeared on the Generation@25 (UNICEF South Asia) site on 29 October 2014. By Nazifa Aabedi 25 years ago, the international Convention on the Rights of the Child made education a basic human right for children everywhere, even …View More  > 

October 9, 2014
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Breaking Cycles of Gender-based Violence in Schools Starts at Home

This is a special post to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child 2014. By Ginny Kintz, Senior Education Technical Advisor, and Amanda Moll, Knowledge and Learning Advisor, CARE USA This summer the world was captivated by the news of …View More  > 

October 1, 2014
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A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls’ Education

This post originally appeared on the Brookings Institution Education Plus Development blog on 24 September 2014. By Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Eileen McGivney, Research Analyst at the Center for Universal Education …View More  > 

September 23, 2014
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Let’s Help Young People be Heard

This post originally appeared on the Plan site on 23 September 2014. By Emily Laurie, Plan Global Advocacy Manager I am Scottish, but because I live in England, I did not get to vote in the recent referendum on independence …View More  > 

September 17, 2014
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Sexual and Reproductive Health as a Barrier to Girls’ Educational Success in South Africa

This post originally appeared on The Brookings Institution site on 17 September 2014. By Relebohile Moletsane South Africa has made great strides in relation to girls’ access to education, with girls and boys enrolling in equal numbers in grades one …View More  > 

September 15, 2014
Why is Girls’ Education Important for Public Health and Vice-Versa?

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 15 September 2014. More efforts are needed to change social norms for girls. As a newly-minted public health researcher, I was standing in the spacious but poorly-equipped emergency …View More  > 

September 12, 2014
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Welcoming the 2014 Echidna Global Scholars, Rolling Up Sleeves, and Tackling Some Girls’ Education Issues

This post originally appeared on The Brookings Institution site on 12 September 2014. By Rebecca Winthrop Since 2012, we at Brookings Center for Universal Education (CUE) have hosted visiting fellows from around the world under the Echidna Global Scholars Program, …View More  > 

August 11, 2014
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Empowering (and Funding) a New Generation of Leaders to Tackle the Next Set of Challenges in Girls’ Education

This post originally appeared on the Brookings Institution site on 1 August 2014. By Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney Recently, we have been talking a lot about girls’ education issues—in particular, how to lift up the global ambition for girls. We …View More  > 

July 31, 2014
Geneva Human Rights Council Highlight Girls’ Right to Education in Afghanistan

The negative media focus on war in Afghanistan during the past decade often misses a critical positive point: Large numbers of girls have gained access to education across the country. Indeed, according to the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE), in …View More  > 

July 24, 2014
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Scaling Learning Opportunities for Girls and Boys around the World

By Jenny Perlman Robinson and Jenny Alexander, The Brookings Institution Recently, we have seen considerable international attention around girls’ education—perhaps as a response to the atrocities of the kidnapped school girls in northern Nigeria, in preparation for the world’s next …View More  > 

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