Girls’ Education

July 9, 2018
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We demanded action, they listened!

By Natasha Harris-Harb A month ago today a momentous commitment was made by G7 partners to support a declaration to educate and empower girls living in crises along with a 2.9 billion US dollar investment over three years. This is …View More  > 

June 19, 2018
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#Youth72: taking the revolution worldwide

By Natasha Harris-Harb What happens when a diverse group of youth change makers and activists join together at the United Nations? Chaos? Rebellion? Wrong! Critical thinking? Pragmatic and innovative solutions? Pure brilliance? You know it! “Not every young person is …View More  > 

June 12, 2018
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The right to be a child: intersections between girls’ education and child labour

By Penelope F Neves “They forced me to work all day… I do not know how many hours. I had to clean the house when I got up and before going to sleep. I was so tired all the time, …View More  > 

June 7, 2018
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My friend Fatuma: the girl behind the petition

By Natasha Harris-Harb Girls around the globe, including myself, are urging G7 leaders to invest in girls’ education at this week’s summit. After months of lobbying, letter writing, speaking and petitioning, the summit is less than a day away. As …View More  > 

May 29, 2018
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Gender sensitive sanitation: opportunities for girls’ education

By Marni Sommer, Christina Kwauk & Nora Fyles As more girls remain in school through primary and into lower secondary school, the global community has begun to expand its focus from achieving gender parity in education (equal proportions of girls …View More  > 

April 27, 2018
Twelve years of quality education that leaves no girl behind – a vision worth striving for

As representatives of 53 nations gathered in London last week for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and discussions ensued about shared global challenges, girls’ education was again placed centre stage as key to unlocking a fairer, more …View More  > 

April 9, 2018
Seizing the moment for gender equality in education: what we learned from CSW62

The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place against a backdrop of widespread activism as people of all walks come forward to break the silence around sexual violence and hold perpetrators to account.  Simmering …View More  > 

January 5, 2018
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Tools to support gender equality in education: How to select good interventions and monitor them

Submitted by Laura Paviot and Mioko Saito. Originally published here at the UNESCO IIEP Learning Portal.    In September-October 2016, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) joined together with the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the Global …View More  > 

December 10, 2017
Factors for Success: What we have learned about ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Submitted by Sujata Bordoloi, Coordinator of  The Global Working Group to End School Related Gender-Based Violence for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to #EndSRGBV    How can working on gender norms within communities help reduce SRGBV? How can we work better with …View More  > 

November 28, 2017
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Stronger accountability can help ensure cases of gender-based school violence are reported

This Blog was originally posted on the GEM Report blog on 28 November 2017. This blog is Part 2 of a two part blog series launched for the occasion of #16DaysofActivism. The GEM Report Team are members of The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based …View More  > 

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