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June 25, 2014
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The Education We Want for the Future

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education site on 25 June 2014. By Nicholas Alipui and Qian Tang Ph.D. Today, UNESCO and UNICEF will convene a high-level discussion on the post-2015 education agenda. This event, hosted by …View More  > 

June 16, 2014
Day of the African Child: Improving Education with Data

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF blog site on 16 June 2014. Numbers, facts and figures can be daunting. Discuss too much data and people’s eyes are sure to glaze over. But let me assure you, data can make …View More  > 

June 16, 2014
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International Day of the African Child

By Hendrina Doroba, Executive Director, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and Mitsue Uemura, Regional Focal Point for Eastern and Southern Africa, UNGEI What do we want: Education Children throughout the world have struggled against violence, intimidation and fear to get …View More  > 

June 12, 2014
Extending Social Protection to Combat Child Labour- The Case for Vulnerable Child Migrant Labourers

A single cramped room “housed” six migrant workers from Myanmar – women and children, not immediate family relations. Tucked inside a crowded area dubbed “little Burma” in an industrial town close to Bangkok –a hub for Thailand’s seafood processing – …View More  > 

May 23, 2014
Every Child Deserves to Live in Peace

This post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative site on 21 May 2014. 21 May 2014 – I was planning to take three days off after my college exams before resuming work for my organization, COBURWAS International Youth …View More  > 

May 17, 2014
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World We Want – Youth Journalist from Burundi Speaks Out

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF Connect site on 15 May 2014. By Eliane Luthi The sun is setting, and I have just flown into Bonn, Germany, with Peace Sekamwese, a 16-year-old child journalist from Burundi. It’s Peace’s first time …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  > 

April 29, 2014
How to Get Girls into Secondary School and Keep Them There

Two new discussion papers by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative and the Global Partnership for Education By: Koli Banik (GPE) and Nora Fyles (UNGEI) Many government officials in countries all over the world ask, “What works to get and …View More  > 

April 21, 2014
More Attention on School-related Gender-based Violence

This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Education blog on 21 April 2014. Highlights from the Comparative and International Education Society Conference. Last month, I attended the Comparative and International Education Society Conference (CIES) Conference in Toronto, Canada. …View More  > 

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