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June 26, 2015
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Today’s challenges for girls’ education

This story was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 26 June 2015. By Elizabeth King and Rebecca Winthrop Educating a girl is one of the best investments her family, community, and country can make. We know that a good quality education …View More  > 

June 17, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Zeitun Tifow

Age: 24, Student Zeitun was born and raised in Kenya. She went to high school in Nairobi and studied at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has just completed her MS in Global Affairs at NYU, with a concentration on Peace …View More  > 

June 5, 2015
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World Education Forum declares: ‘no target met unless met for all’

This blog post was originally published on The Conversation UK on 26 May 2015. By Pauline Rose Looking back at the World Education Forum, which drew more than 1,500 people from 140 countries to Incheon in the Republic of Korea, …View More  > 

May 26, 2015
Experience and Evidence: How War Affects Syrian Girls

Xanthe Ackerman is the founder of Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa and a journalist with The Fuller Project for International Reporting (FPIR)   Maisam Alahmed is a student at Northeastern University under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program and student fellow …View More  > 

May 21, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Anthony Ssembatya

Age: 29, Student Anthony Ssembatya, a Ugandan national with strong links to Rwanda, lives with a striking memory: seeing Tutsi women and girls carrying babies on their backs and kitchen cargo on their heads, running for their lives to save their …View More  > 

May 11, 2015
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UNGEI launches #YouthTalks

UNGEI is determined and committed to accelerate action on girls’ education and gender equality. By revitalizing broad social mobilization and high-level political action, we are working with our partners to ensure that every girl, as well as every boy, goes …View More  > 

May 7, 2015
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Does getting pregnant cause girls to drop out of school?

This post was originally published on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 7 May. By Stephanie Psaki, research associate focusing on girls education for the Population Council. Globally, “schoolgirl pregnancy” is cited as one of the primary barriers to girls’ education. In …View More  > 

April 22, 2015
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The folly of barring pregnant girls from school in Sierra Leone

This post was originally published on the Africa is a Country blog on 15 April. By Chernor Bah Pregnant girls are now barred from school in my country Sierra Leone. The government has decided that as schools reopen this week …View More  > 

April 17, 2015
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Investing in girls yields big returns

This post was originally posted on the Skoll World Forum website on 27 March. By Memory Banda My name is Memory Banda, and I am from Malawi. My country bears the burden of one of the world’s highest rates of …View More  > 

April 15, 2015
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Hibo: A birth certificate and a school bag

This story was originally published on the UNICEF MENA Out of School Children website on 15 April. Big dreams Djibouti – Hibo holds her flower-patterned schoolbag very tight to her chest, like a precious treasure – and, for her, it …View More  > 

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