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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 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 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  > 

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
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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  > 

May 17, 2014
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World We Want – Youth Journalist from Burundi Speaks Out

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF Connect site on 15 May 2014. By Eliane Luthi The sun is setting, and I have just flown into Bonn, Germany, with Peace Sekamwese, a 16-year-old child journalist from Burundi. It’s Peace’s first time …View More  > 

April 15, 2014
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Why Governments Should Not Ignore Young People’s Call for Their Right to Education

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education blog site on 7 April 2014. Plan International launches new youth advocacy toolkit. ‘It is such an excellent tool to further our advocacy and strengthen the movement of young people …View More  > 

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