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April 15, 2015
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Hibo: A birth certificate and a school bag

This story was originally published on the UNICEF MENA Out of School Children website on 15 April. Big dreams Djibouti – Hibo holds her flower-patterned schoolbag very tight to her chest, like a precious treasure – and, for her, it …View More  > 

April 9, 2015
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Education for All 2000-2015: The #EduVerdict is in!

This blog post was originally published on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 9 April 2015. The 12th GMR report has just been launched: ‘Education for All 2000-2015: achievements and challenges.’ The Report shows how the world has done in achieving …View More  > 

March 28, 2015
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Measuring gender equality in education: A challenge for the Sustainable Development agenda

This post originally appeared on the EFA GMR, World Education Blog on 27 March 2015. By Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Joan Dejaeghere Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and …View More  > 

March 20, 2015
The School of Silence: Break the silence, bring forth that which is hidden

Spanish: La escuela del silencio French: L’ecole du silence María, Ana and Rosa are three Peruvians who do not know each other, yet they share the same situation: being girls in a school and in a society that limits and …View More  > 

March 10, 2015
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This Girl Knows How to Deal With Street Harassment

This post originally appeared on the Room to Read site on 24 February 2015.   Distance and scorching heat were not the only things that made Rajkumari dread her long journey from her village of Nagla Mai to her secondary school in the neighboring village …View More  > 

January 3, 2015
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Gender-based Violence and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This post originally appeared on the Center for Women’s Global Leadership site on 8 December 2014. By Selamawit Tesfaye With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) concluding at the end of 2015, UN Member States, the UN system, civil society organizations, …View More  > 

December 20, 2014
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Cultivating Local Leaders for Girls’ Education in Developing Countries

This post originally appeared on The Brookings Institution site on 9 December 2014. By Khadim Hussain I come from Pakistan, a country with the world’s second highest number of out-of-school children—about 5.5 million. Girls make up two-thirds of that number. …View More  > 

December 16, 2014
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Scoring Education Goals for Girls!

By Abdul Kassim and Ryan Sarafolean The Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA) started as one room with two tables, rented chairs, and eleven girls who wanted to learn. Today it’s a two-story facility comprised of four classrooms, a science laboratory and …View More  > 

December 3, 2014
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Technology: Transforming the Lives of Children with Disabilities

This post originally appeared on the UNICEF Connect site on 2 December 2014. December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when the talents, contributions and abilities of people with disabilities are celebrated globally. The goal is …View More  > 

November 26, 2014
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The Revolution is Not a Hashtag

This post originally appeared on the Center for Women’s Global Leadership site on 25 November 2014. By Nebila Abdulmelik We often try to find new, innovative and creative ways of organizing and mobilizing around pertinent issues such as sexual and …View More  > 

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