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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  > 

July 19, 2014
Safer Schools Translate into Better Learning, Right?

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 12 June 2014. The need to get more data about school-related gender-based violence. It seems almost self-evident: when school environments are relatively safe and free from violence there …View More  > 

June 26, 2014
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Educating the World’s Most Vulnerable Children – Hard Work Ahead

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF Connect site on 26 June 2014. By Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF Available in Arabic, French or Spanish Since 2000, we have celebrated increases in the number of children enrolled in …View More  > 

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