Girls’ empowerment

July 24, 2018
Gender and inclusive education: the weak link in girls’ education programming

The Global Disability Summit is taking place today, a world first designed to shine a light on barriers that have too long held back people with disabilities, as well as proven approaches for addressing them. With a special focus on …View More  > 

July 23, 2018
Finding value in diversity: inclusive education for girls with disabilities

By Maria Njeri Maria Njeri, 25, is a Citizen Reporter for Leonard Cheshire through the organisation’s Youth Leadership programme in Kenya. She is an activist and has established her own advocacy and awareness raising platform, the Njeri Maria Foundation. Maria was born with …View More  > 

July 9, 2018
We demanded action, they listened!

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 life changing for …View More  > 

June 19, 2018
#Youth72: taking the revolution worldwide

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 a ticking bomb. …View More  > 

June 9, 2018
Gender equality and education: opportunities for recovery from conflict and crisis

By Emilie Rees Smith With the G7 Summit now underway, the call for further investment in education, and particularly girls’ education in times of crisis, is being made loudly across social media debates and high-level policy discussions alike. Yet in …View More  > 

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

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 seven of the …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  > 

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