Girls’ Education

September 30, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Thinzar Shunlei Yi

Age: 23, Youth Advocate and Activist As the eldest child in a family from rural Myanmar (former Burma), Thinzar Shunlei Yi was charged with the responsibility of renting the books in the bookstore her parents ran in the community, when she …View More  > 

September 18, 2015
Aqeela Asifi: A life of teaching Afghan refugee girls

This article was originally published on the BBC News website on 15 September 2015. Aqeela Asifi began teaching other Afghan refugees in Pakistan 23 years ago. Now, as she tells Shaimaa Khalil, some of her former pupils have started their …View More  > 

September 9, 2015
What Zimbabwe’s ‘Mother’s Groups’ Can Teach Us All

This article was originally posted on the Huffington Post website on 8 September 2015. By Ellen Chigwanda - Project Manager for Adolescent Girls Education, CARE Zimbabwe When a girl doesn’t show up for school here in Zimbabwe, there is no shoulder-shrugging among the …View More  > 

August 28, 2015
What’s a girl gotta do to get to school?

This story was originally posted on the Global Citizen website on 24 August 2015. By Meghan Werft Being a girl is not always easy. Especially when it comes to school. We know beyond a doubt the benefits of girls education. But …View More  > 

August 18, 2015
Hear My Story, I’m a Girl Who Got an Education

This article was originally posted on the Women’s ENews website on 12 August 2015. By Laura Golakeh WASHINGTON –I was 2 years old and innocent and never really understood why my four older siblings would leave me every morning even …View More  > 

July 27, 2015
Unstoppable Dream

Twenty-six-year-old Clara Gwatirera is an education advocate passionate about children’s rights, orphan education and youth development. Born in Zimbabwe she later moved to South Africa for greener pastures. Having lost both parents at a young age, Clara is determined to promote …View More  > 

July 20, 2015
Mobile schools acclimatize to educate girls in rural Kenya

This article was originally published on the Globe and Mail website on 15 July 2015. By Kagondu Njagi At 16 years of age, Nagirasia Lengima is already a mother of two. But parenthood doesn’t stop her from indulging in her …View More  > 

July 14, 2015
Addis – Can we break out of Groundhog Day?

This blog post was originally published on the EFA GMR blog on 13 July 2015. By Kate Redman I hesitated about putting pen to paper on this blog. It seems so obvious that we won’t achieve the vision of sustainable …View More  > 

July 7, 2015
Malala Yousafzai: Our leaders are still choosing bombs over girls’ education

This article was originally published on the Telegraph UK website on 6 July 2015. By Malala Yousafzai Tomorrow, I return to Oslo where last year I received the Nobel Peace Prize with child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. When I heard I …View More  > 

June 26, 2015
Today’s challenges for girls’ education

This story was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 26 June 2015. By Elizabeth King and Rebecca Winthrop Educating a girl is one of the best investments her family, community, and country can make. We know that a good quality education …View More  > 

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