Yearly Archives: 2012

October 10, 2012
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International Day of the Girl: Girls’ Rights are Human Rights

Education is hope and dignity. Education is growth and empowerment. Education is the basic building block of every society and a pathway out of poverty.” -United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon By Nora Fyles, Head of UNGEI Secretariat October 11 marks …View More  > 

June 7, 2012
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Promoting Girls’ Education by Tackling Child Labour

By Patrick Quinn From October to May, Jyontna works in the desolate salt pans of western India, where her parents earn their living raking salt crystals from the ground. The cracked, dry seabed stretches  endlessly in every direction. Jyontna and …View More  > 

April 19, 2012
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Levelling the playing field through early childhood care and education

By Abhiyan Rana, Over the course of my career with UNICEF I’ve seen first-hand the evidence that children who receive early learning opportunities are not only more likely to go on to enrol in primary school, they are more likely …View More  > 

January 4, 2012
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Girls’ Education and Gender Equality: Looking forward to 2015

By Dr Nitya Rao, The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) C0-Chair It is heartening that the Nobel Committee has awarded the 2011 Peace Prize to three women who have tirelessly campaigned for peace and democracy. These new laureates join a small group …View More  > 

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