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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  > 

June 25, 2014
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The Education We Want for the Future

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 25 June 2014. By Nicholas Alipui and Qian Tang Ph.D. Today, UNESCO and UNICEF will convene a high-level discussion on the post-2015 education agenda. This event, hosted by …View More  > 

June 16, 2014
Day of the African Child: Improving Education with Data

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF blog site on 16 June 2014. Numbers, facts and figures can be daunting. Discuss too much data and people’s eyes are sure to glaze over. But let me assure you, data can make …View More  > 

June 16, 2014
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International Day of the African Child

By Hendrina Doroba, Executive Director, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and Mitsue Uemura, Regional Focal Point for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNGEI What do we want: Education Children throughout the world have struggled against violence, intimidation and fear to get …View More  > 

June 12, 2014
Extending Social Protection to Combat Child Labour- The Case for Vulnerable Child Migrant Labourers

A single cramped room “housed” six migrant workers from Myanmar – women and children, not immediate family relations. Tucked inside a crowded area dubbed “little Burma” in an industrial town close to Bangkok –a hub for Thailand’s seafood processing – …View More  > 

May 23, 2014
Every Child Deserves to Live in Peace

This post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative site on 21 May 2014. 21 May 2014 – I was planning to take three days off after my college exams before resuming work for my organization, COBURWAS International Youth …View More  > 

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