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March 8, 2016
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What does International Women’s Day mean for the future of gender equality?

This blog by Julia Gillard, a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution, was originally published on the Brookings Institution Blogs page on 7 March 2016. While the world has made great strides toward gender equality over the last several decades, major disparities between men and women …View More  > 

January 18, 2016
Youth In Uganda Inform National Education Priorities and UNGEI’s Youth Engagement Strategy

by Ruth Shevena Ankunda, Ugandan Youth Coalition Secretariat On September 3rd and 4th, 2015, I joined a group of youth leaders for a consultation in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of the consultation was to gain an understanding on how youth …View More  > 

January 11, 2016
Consulting with Youth on their Own Participation: Results from UNGEI’s Global Youth Engagement Survey

Building on the best practices for youth engagement identified in literature, UNGEI wanted to ensure its youth engagement strategy was designed based on the needs and priorities of young people themselves.

December 31, 2015
Best Practices (and What to Avoid) When Engaging Youth

Among the many reasons to involve youth in an organization’s work, two primary ones stand out. First, and most importantly, is the right of young people to be involved in shaping policies or programmes that affect them. Second, engaging youth …View More  > 

October 1, 2014
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A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls’ Education

This post originally appeared on the Brookings Institution Education Plus Development blog on 24 September 2014. By Rebecca Winthrop, Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and Eileen McGivney, Research Analyst at the Center for Universal Education …View More  > 

September 23, 2014
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Let’s Help Young People be Heard

This post originally appeared on the Plan site on 23 September 2014. By Emily Laurie, Plan Global Advocacy Manager I am Scottish, but because I live in England, I did not get to vote in the recent referendum on independence …View More  > 

July 24, 2014
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Scaling Learning Opportunities for Girls and Boys around the World

By Jenny Perlman Robinson and Jenny Alexander, The Brookings Institution Recently, we have seen considerable international attention around girls’ education—perhaps as a response to the atrocities of the kidnapped school girls in northern Nigeria, in preparation for the world’s next …View More  > 

May 10, 2014
Global Action Week in the East Asia and Pacific Region

This year’s Global Action Week (GAW) focuses on raising awareness of issues around disability. Under the slogan “Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability”, the East Asia and Pacific Regional (EAP) UNGEI is mobilizing its networks and partners in the region, …View More  > 

May 7, 2014
Safe Spaces for Learning: Engaging Men and Boys

NEW VIDEO: Watch Now! As a long-time educator, I’m proud to be working with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) on a new initiative to help teachers and teachers unions play a central role in ending the violence that …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  > 

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