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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 8, 2018
Three girl activists who know the value of education in crises

The G7 summit is getting underway today and there has been a campaign for leaders to adopt a declaration supporting education for girls in crises. Why education for girls in crises? Because the world currently has the highest number of refugees and internally …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  > 

December 10, 2017
Factors for Success: What we have learned about ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence

Submitted by Sujata Bordoloi, Coordinator of  The Global Working Group to End School Related Gender-Based Violence for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to #EndSRGBV    How can working on gender norms within communities help reduce SRGBV? How can we work better with …View More  > 

November 23, 2017
16 Days of Activism for #GBVFree Schools

  Building off the momentum and achievements during the 2016 campaign to ‘Make Education Safe for All!’ the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence  Campaign will continue to hold a focus on schools under the theme, “Teachers, Schools …View More  > 

October 11, 2017
From Crisis to Empowerment: Promising Approaches & Policy Directions for Girls’ Education in Conflict-affected Contexts

Submitted by Emilie Rees-Smith – Gender, Education and Conflict Specialist at the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This blog post highlights the launch of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative policy note ‘Addressing Threats to Girls Education in Conflict-affected Contexts’ on the occasion of …View More  > 

May 26, 2017
Science Cartoons in Bangladesh: A new way to engage girls in STEM

The podcast ‘Cartooning for Girls in STEM in Bangladesh’, is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series, promoting and profiling women and girls in STEM globally.   Nasreen Sultana Mitu, is a professional Science Cartoonist. Committed to engaging more girls in …View More  > 

May 24, 2017
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Tech start-up entrepreneur aims to track women’s health in Uganda

Submitted by Margaret Nanyombi, founder & CEO at HerHealth/BVKit Uganda, a company that focuses on innovation on health tools for women. This blog is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series,  focussing on women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  …View More  > 

May 1, 2017
Changing the face of STEM from Latin America to NASA – featuring Sandra Cauffman

This podcast interview with  Sandra Cauffman – Deputy Director of Earth Sciences at NASA,  is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series, promoting and profiling women and girls in STEM globally.   Sandra Cauffman holds a 29 year career with NASA …View More  > 

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