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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  > 

January 10, 2014
“I have a right to succeed, I can succeed, I will succeed” – Ending School-related Gender-based Violence in West and Central Africa

From November 19-21, UNGEI, the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and UNICEF organized a sub-regional workshop on ending school-related gender based violence. Held in Burkina Faso, this event involved participants from 7 countries (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, …View More  > 

November 21, 2013
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Empowering Girls to Engage in Social Innovations

By Tara Roberts Co-founder, girltank A few weeks ago, I attended el festival internacional de innovacion social in Santiago, Chile, which over the course of four days in locales that crossed the city, brought social change superstar activists, revolutionary musicians, thought …View More  > 

November 18, 2013
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Getting Girls Back Into School in Cameroon

This post originally appeared on the Women Thrive Worldwide blog site on 23 October 2013. By Lucy Glaser Every year, the world joins together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on October, 11th. This year, the theme is …View More  > 

October 31, 2013
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Girls Cannot Learn When Facing Violence in School

This post originally appeared on the Education for All Blog site on 14 October 2013. By Koli Banik, GPE Secretariat More data and much more work is needed if we truly want to get ahead on the issue of gender-based …View More  > 

October 16, 2013
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Giving Girls a Chance: A New Index Capturing Adolescent Vulnerability in Uganda

This post originally appeared on the HEART Health & Education Advice Resource Team blog site on 11 October 2013. Adolescence is a very important stage in a girl’s life. It is a time when support in their education, health, nutrition …View More  > 

October 12, 2013
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Empowered Mothers Make Educated Daughters in Guinea

This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. This post originally appeared on the UNICEF West and Central Africa blog site on 11 October 2013. MANDIANA DISTRICT, Guinea, 11 October 2013 – At the end …View More  > 

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