Girls’ Education

September 15, 2014
Why is Girls’ Education Important for Public Health and Vice-Versa?

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 15 September 2014. More efforts are needed to change social norms for girls. As a newly-minted public health researcher, I was standing in the spacious but poorly-equipped emergency …View More  > 

July 31, 2014
Geneva Human Rights Council Highlight Girls’ Right to Education in Afghanistan

The negative media focus on war in Afghanistan during the past decade often misses a critical positive point: Large numbers of girls have gained access to education across the country. Indeed, according to the Afghan Ministry of Education (MoE), in …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  > 

May 23, 2014
Every Child Deserves to Live in Peace

This post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative site on 21 May 2014. 21 May 2014 – I was planning to take three days off after my college exams before resuming work for my organization, COBURWAS International Youth …View More  > 

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  > 

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