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July 20, 2016
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Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

This blog post by Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, was originally posted on the 20th July 2016 via the GEM Report blog site. With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic …View More  > 

July 15, 2016
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Five Questions About Girls’ Education

Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Somali refugee Rahma Noor attend celebrations to mark Malala’s 19th birthday at the Dadaab refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya   This blog post by the Guest Blogger for …View More  > 

July 6, 2016
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GPE gives itself the tools to reach gender equality in education

This blog by Yona Nestel, a Senior Education Advisor at Plan International Canada, was originally published on the Global Partnership for Education blog on 5th July 2016. At the World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, representatives issued a declaration reaffirming the vision of …View More  > 

March 8, 2016
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What does International Women’s Day mean for the future of gender equality?

  This blog by Julia Gillard, a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution, was originally published on the Brookings Institution Blogs page on 7 March 2016. Women around the world earn on average only 60 to 75 percent of men’s wages. They are 65 percent more likely …View More  > 

December 22, 2015
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Natta, 11 years: “I wish everything would be as it was before”

By Harandane Dicko and Cindy Cao Natta Walet Aliou, lives in Kidal in northern Mali. She was only 8 years old when the armed conflict broke out. Across the country, people in her region suffered greatly as a result of …View More  > 

November 25, 2015
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School-Related Gender-Based Violence impedes gender equality

This blog was originally published on the EFA GMR website on 25 November 2015.  Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This year’s theme, From …View More  > 

November 13, 2015
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Guatemala raises minimum legal age of marriage to 18

This story was originally published on the MenCare website on 10 November 2015. In an expedited vote, Guatemala raised the minimum legal age of marriage last week to 18 years old for both girls and boys, reports MenCare partner ECPAT Guatemala. Before the …View More  > 

November 7, 2015
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Can’t Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

This blog post was originally posted on the NPR website on 8 October 2015. By Gregory Warner and Laura Starecheski Listen to the story: Madalitso Mulando knew what she needed to finish 10th grade: $150. That’s the cost of tuition at …View More  > 

November 6, 2015
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Understanding context in Paraguay to promote gender equality

This blog post was originally published on the EFA GMR website on 5 November 2015. Yesterday we held a Paris launch for our new report: Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges. It was well attended by Ministers of Education …View More  > 

October 13, 2015
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Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

This blog was originally posted on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 13 October 2015. By Kate Redman It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the …View More  > 

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