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August 9, 2016
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Towards Inclusive Education: ensuring education access for all by 2030

This blog post is a part of the UNGEI #YouthLeads blog series, running from August 8 – 12. For daily blog notifications follow us on twitter at @UNGEI. Submitted by Joel Kawanguzi. Despite the fact that the realization of universal education …View More  > 

August 8, 2016
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Addressing sexual and reproductive health rights through education

 This blog post is a part of the UNGEI #YouthLeads blog series, running from August 8 – 12. For daily blog notifications follow us on twitter at @UNGEI.   Submitted By Dr Joannie Bewa. Education is one of the most …View More  > 

August 7, 2016
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UNGEI presents #YouthLeads

To celebrate International Youth Day on August 12, UNGEI is hosting #YouthLeads –  a week-long blog series (running August 8-12) dedicated to highlighting the voices of youth leadership in global education. Over the next five days youth leaders in education from …View More  > 

July 20, 2016
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Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

This blog post by Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, was originally posted on the 20th July 2016 via the GEM Report blog site. With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic …View More  > 

July 15, 2016
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Five Questions About Girls’ Education

Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Somali refugee Rahma Noor attend celebrations to mark Malala’s 19th birthday at the Dadaab refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya   This blog post by the Guest Blogger for …View More  > 

March 8, 2016
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What does International Women’s Day mean for the future of gender equality?

  This blog by Julia Gillard, a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution, was originally published on the Brookings Institution Blogs page on 7 March 2016. Women around the world earn on average only 60 to 75 percent of men’s wages. They are 65 percent more likely …View More  > 

July 6, 2016
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GPE gives itself the tools to reach gender equality in education

This blog by Yona Nestel, a Senior Education Advisor at Plan International Canada, was originally published on the Global Partnership for Education blog on 5th July 2016. At the World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, representatives issued a declaration reaffirming the vision of …View More  > 

January 18, 2016
Youth In Uganda Inform National Education Priorities and UNGEI’s Youth Engagement Strategy

by Ruth Shevena Ankunda, Ugandan Youth Coalition Secretariat On September 3rd and 4th, 2015, I joined a group of youth leaders for a consultation in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of the consultation was to gain an understanding on how youth …View More  > 

January 11, 2016
Consulting with Youth on their Own Participation: Results from UNGEI’s Global Youth Engagement Survey

Building on the best practices for youth engagement identified in literature, UNGEI wanted to ensure its youth engagement strategy was designed based on the needs and priorities of young people themselves.

December 31, 2015
Best Practices (and What to Avoid) When Engaging Youth

Among the many reasons to involve youth in an organization’s work, two primary ones stand out. First, and most importantly, is the right of young people to be involved in shaping policies or programmes that affect them. Second, engaging youth …View More  > 

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