Girls’ Education

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  > 

September 1, 2011
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The Arab Spring and Girl’s Education

By Malak Zaalouk, Professor of Practice, The American University of Cairo Revolution and gender It is no secret that the history of revolutions and liberation movements in the Arab region has manifested double standards with regard to the situation of women. …View More  > 

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