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October 12, 2015
Guiding today the women leaders of tomorrow: What kind of future do we wish to create for Asia and the Pacific?

This blog post was originally published on the Bangkok Post website on 11 October 2015. The answer to that sweeping question, in large part, lies in how we care for the girls of today — in particular the more than 325 million girls …View More  > 

October 9, 2015
What’s holding Sri Lankan women back from participating in the labor force?

This blog post was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 29 September 2015. By Dileni Gunewardena, Echidna Scholar, Center for Universal Education Sri Lanka has a reputation for being a trailblazer when it comes to women and human development. At the primary education …View More  > 

October 7, 2015
Will we ever be able to read? Barriers for tribal girls in India

This blog post was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 29 September 2015. By Suman Sacheva, Echidna Scholar, Center for Universal Education India’s scheduled tribes, or Adivasis, are a historically excluded community, marginalized by their geographic isolation and their social, …View More  > 

October 6, 2015
Challenges and opportunities of providing girls education in madrassas

This blog post was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 29 September 2015. By Musammat Badrunnesha – Echidna Scholar, Center for Universal Education Since 1990, when democracy was restored in Bangladesh, the country has done a tremendous job enrolling …View More  > 

September 30, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Thinzar Shunlei Yi

Age: 23, Youth Advocate and Activist As the eldest child in a family from rural Myanmar (former Burma), Thinzar Shunlei Yi was charged with the responsibility of renting the books in the bookstore her parents ran in the community, when she …View More  > 

September 18, 2015
Aqeela Asifi: A life of teaching Afghan refugee girls

This article was originally published on the BBC News website on 15 September 2015. Aqeela Asifi began teaching other Afghan refugees in Pakistan 23 years ago. Now, as she tells Shaimaa Khalil, some of her former pupils have started their …View More  > 

September 9, 2015
What Zimbabwe’s ‘Mother’s Groups’ Can Teach Us All

This article was originally posted on the Huffington Post website on 8 September 2015. By Ellen Chigwanda - Project Manager for Adolescent Girls Education, CARE Zimbabwe When a girl doesn’t show up for school here in Zimbabwe, there is no shoulder-shrugging among the …View More  > 

August 28, 2015
What’s a girl gotta do to get to school?

This story was originally posted on the Global Citizen website on 24 August 2015. By Meghan Werft Being a girl is not always easy. Especially when it comes to school. We know beyond a doubt the benefits of girls education. But …View More  > 

August 18, 2015
Hear My Story, I’m a Girl Who Got an Education

This article was originally posted on the Women’s ENews website on 12 August 2015. By Laura Golakeh WASHINGTON –I was 2 years old and innocent and never really understood why my four older siblings would leave me every morning even …View More  > 

July 27, 2015
Unstoppable Dream

Twenty-six-year-old Clara Gwatirera is an education advocate passionate about children’s rights, orphan education and youth development. Born in Zimbabwe she later moved to South Africa for greener pastures. Having lost both parents at a young age, Clara is determined to promote …View More  > 

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