Girls’ Education

May 21, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Anthony Ssembatya

Age: 29, Student Anthony Ssembatya, a Ugandan national with strong links to Rwanda, lives with a striking memory: seeing Tutsi women and girls carrying babies on their backs and kitchen cargo on their heads, running for their lives to save their …View More  > 

May 7, 2015
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Does getting pregnant cause girls to drop out of school?

This post was originally published on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 7 May. By Stephanie Psaki, research associate focusing on girls education for the Population Council. Globally, “schoolgirl pregnancy” is cited as one of the primary barriers to girls’ education. In …View More  > 

April 22, 2015
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The folly of barring pregnant girls from school in Sierra Leone

This post was originally published on the Africa is a Country blog on 15 April. By Chernor Bah Pregnant girls are now barred from school in my country Sierra Leone. The government has decided that as schools reopen this week …View More  > 

April 17, 2015
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Investing in girls yields big returns

This post was originally posted on the Skoll World Forum website on 27 March. By Memory Banda My name is Memory Banda, and I am from Malawi. My country bears the burden of one of the world’s highest rates of …View More  > 

April 15, 2015
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Hibo: A birth certificate and a school bag

This story was originally published on the UNICEF MENA Out of School Children website on 15 April. Big dreams Djibouti – Hibo holds her flower-patterned schoolbag very tight to her chest, like a precious treasure – and, for her, it …View More  > 

March 28, 2015
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Measuring gender equality in education: A challenge for the Sustainable Development agenda

This post originally appeared on the EFA GMR, World Education Blog on 27 March 2015. By Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Joan Dejaeghere Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and …View More  > 

March 20, 2015
The School of Silence: Break the silence, bring forth that which is hidden

Spanish: La escuela del silencio French: L’ecole du silence María, Ana and Rosa are three Peruvians who do not know each other, yet they share the same situation: being girls in a school and in a society that limits and …View More  > 

November 20, 2014
Every Child Has the Right to an Education!

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 20 November 2014. On Universal Children’s Day, let’s remember how important education is. For those of us committed to children’s education, today is a day for celebration – …View More  > 

November 3, 2014
The Power of Partnership in Transforming Girls’ Education

As part of the Girls’ Education Challenge, The UK Government’s Department for International Development is partnering with four large private sector companies – Avanti Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Discovery Communications and Ericsson – to boost educational outcomes for over 100,000 …View More  > 

October 1, 2014
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A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls’ Education

This post originally appeared on the Brookings Institution Education Plus Development blog on 24 September 2014. By Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Eileen McGivney, Research Analyst at the Center for Universal Education …View More  > 

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