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March 7, 2014
Women’s Equality Helps Progress Children’s Rights

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. I spoke to the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) East Asia and the Pacific Regional Chair, Chemba Raghavan, and asked her what the theme …View More  > 

January 10, 2014
“I have a right to succeed, I can succeed, I will succeed” – Ending School-related Gender-based Violence in West and Central Africa

From November 19-21, UNGEI, the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and UNICEF organized a sub-regional workshop on ending school-related gender based violence. Held in Burkina Faso, this event involved participants from 7 countries (Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, …View More  > 

December 13, 2013
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Countries Come Together to Share Good Practice and Lessons Learned on School-Related Gender-Based Violence

This post originally appeared on the UNESCO site on 13 December 2013. UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in collaboration with partners in the East Asia Pacific UN Girls’ Education Initiative (EAP UNGEI) including UNICEF’s East Asia Pacific Regional Office …View More  > 

December 6, 2013
Ending Violence against Adolescent Girls in Zambian Schools

On 25 November, United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) joined the international community to take a stand against school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). UNGEI issued a joint statement with Education International and the Global Education First Initiative, which outlined the harmful …View More  > 

November 21, 2013
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Empowering Girls to Engage in Social Innovations

By Tara Roberts Co-founder, girltank A few weeks ago, I attended el festival internacional de innovacion social in Santiago, Chile, which over the course of four days in locales that crossed the city, brought social change superstar activists, revolutionary musicians, thought …View More  > 

November 18, 2013
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Getting Girls Back Into School in Cameroon

This post originally appeared on the Women Thrive Worldwide blog site on 23 October 2013. By Lucy Glaser Every year, the world joins together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl on October, 11th. This year, the theme is …View More  > 

October 31, 2013
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Girls Cannot Learn When Facing Violence in School

This post originally appeared on the Education for All Blog site on 14 October 2013. By Koli Banik, GPE Secretariat More data and much more work is needed if we truly want to get ahead on the issue of gender-based …View More  > 

October 21, 2013
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The Lost Schoolgirls of Syria

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog site on 11 October 2013. “She’s so smart,” Warfa says of her daughter, Cibar, nine, as she tries to help her to remember the English alphabet. Cibar can only get to …View More  > 

October 16, 2013
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Giving Girls a Chance: A New Index Capturing Adolescent Vulnerability in Uganda

This post originally appeared on the HEART Health & Education Advice Resource Team blog site on 11 October 2013. Adolescence is a very important stage in a girl’s life. It is a time when support in their education, health, nutrition …View More  > 

October 12, 2013
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Empowered Mothers Make Educated Daughters in Guinea

This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. This post originally appeared on the UNICEF West and Central Africa blog site on 11 October 2013. MANDIANA DISTRICT, Guinea, 11 October 2013 – At the end …View More  > 

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