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October 24, 2016
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Addressing a symptom of gender discrimination in the school environment: Why improving MHM matters for adolescent girls and female teachers

 Submitted by Dr. Marni Sommer, Columbia University Associate Professor.    Around the world, millions of adolescent girls face stigma and marginalization around the issue of managing their menstrual hygiene. Research documents girls’ experiences of shame, fear, and confusion while attempting to manage their periods …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
#MenstruationMatters, period.

This week, to coincide with the 5th Annual MHM in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF, UNGEI is featuring leading blogs, documentaries and written pieces on menstrual hygiene management from around the world. Keeping the focus on MHM and …View More  > 

October 12, 2016
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Target 4a – What is at stake for monitoring progress on effective learning environments?

 This blog first appeared on the GEM Report website October 12, 2016.   4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all  The concept of effective learning …View More  > 

October 12, 2016
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Ending gender violence in schools: what works and what does research tell us?

This blog was written by Jenny Parkes and first appeared on the Institute of Education, University College of London Blog on October 11, 2016.     Every day, girls around the world face physical, sexual and psychological violence in and …View More  > 

October 11, 2016
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The Life of XX

Submitted by Taha Fathima Khan – Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School. Read Taha’s  full bio at the bottom of this article.    X and Y – two letters that can make a world of difference. Genetics show that we …View More  > 

October 10, 2016
Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments

UNGEI and ODI have teamed up to develop a rigorous review on the impact of school environments on girls’ learning outcomes. Our ‘Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments’ rigorous review report finds that, despite major increases in …View More  > 

October 5, 2016
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Education leading for gender equality

This blog first appeared on the UNESCO World Education Blog, published by the GEM Report. October 5th, 2016.  Marking the launch of the new 2016 GEM Report Gender Review, we look at the relationship between education, leadership, gender equality, and participation in …View More  > 

September 30, 2016
UNGEI’s Response to Education Commission Report ‘The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World’

New York, 30 September 2016 – During the 71ST Session of the UN General Assembly, the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity launched the much awaited, ‘The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World’ report. UNGEI endorses the …View More  > 

September 27, 2016
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Getting to 2030, together

This Blog  first appeared on the GPE website - September 27, 2016. Written by the  GPE Secretariat “To deliver better for all people we must engage all stakeholders. Partnership brings results. Together, we can make this world more just, equitable, and prosperous.” …View More  > 

September 9, 2016
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‘Pikin to Pikin Tok’ – A response to Ebola

Submitted by Tricia Young, Director of Child to Child. The ‘Pikin to Pikin Tok’ project is featured on UNGEI’s newly launched Documenting Good Practice website. You can read more good practice case studies from across the globe by visiting www.goodpracticefund.org.   When …View More  > 

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