Girls’ Education

March 24, 2014
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From Zimbabwe: A Sacred, Solemn Rally Cry

This post originally appeared on the Kiva Fellows Blog Stories from the Field site on 17 March 2014. After arriving in Harare on Wednesday, I got started right away with Camfed on Thursday morning. Kiva‘s Regional Director for Africa. Cher, …View More  > 

March 8, 2014
Why Educating Girls Makes Economic Sense

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 6 March 2014. We all know that it’s important to educate girls – it is the one consistent determinant of progress for practically every development outcome, from mortality …View More  > 

March 7, 2014
Meeting the Challenge of Girls’ Education

The approach of International Women’s Day always brings a welcome focus to the issues facing women all over the world – from violence and poverty to inequality and under-representation. It heralds a global conversation about global challenges – and, thankfully, …View More  > 

March 7, 2014
Women’s Equality Helps Progress Children’s Rights

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. I spoke to the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) East Asia and the Pacific Regional Chair, Chemba Raghavan, and asked her what the theme …View More  > 

October 21, 2013
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The Lost Schoolgirls of Syria

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog site on 11 October 2013. “She’s so smart,” Warfa says of her daughter, Cibar, nine, as she tries to help her to remember the English alphabet. Cibar can only get to …View More  > 

June 11, 2013
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‘No’ to Child Labour in Domestic Work

By Simrin Singh, Senior Specialist on Child Labour, ILO In a hot and bustling Jakarta suburb, a group of young girls – and one boy – charmed me with their songs, dances, messages, and laughter. Like many teenagers around the …View More  > 

April 30, 2013
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The New Standard = All Girls Learning and Achieving

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 30 April 2013. A call to action to promote gender equality in education This is a joint blog by Nora Fyles, Yona Nestel and Koli Banik …View More  > 

April 25, 2013
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ICT for Girls, Women in Technology and a Dialogue at the European Union

This blog post originally appeared on Cisco’s blog site on 25 April 2013. By Monique Morrow, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems April 25 2013 is a super day for girls and women in technology and Cisco was very present! I am …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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