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November 28, 2015
#16Days – La France et la lutte contre les VGMS : les actions de plaidoyer et de terrain se renforcent

L’école, faut-il le rappeler, doit être le lieu privilégié du respect, de la promotion de l’égalité entre les sexes et des droits des enfants. Elle a vocation à être le socle des transformations sociales portées par les jeunes générations. Elle …View More  > 

November 27, 2015
#16Days – Protecting Children from Violence, a priority in the international agenda

Call to Action to Governments #3: “Establish safe and effective child-friendly reporting mechanisms and multi-sectoral response services for SRGBV that are clear, proportionate and consistent with the Convention on the Rights of a Child (CRC)” For the very first time, …View More  > 

November 26, 2015
#16Days – Calling on governments for a sustainable response to SRGBV

“I feel like disappearing from the world if a person who is supposed to protect me, instead destroys me”. (15-year-old girl from Uganda). Some 246 million girls and boys around the world are harassed and abused in, around or on the way to …View More  > 

November 26, 2015
#16Days – From resolution to execution – ending school based violence starts with government action

STEP 2 in the 16 STEPS to end School Related Gender Based Violence, is for Governments to adopt comprehensive, gender-responsive, multi-sectoral action plans to eliminate SRGBV, including the enactment of laws that explicitly protect children from all forms of violence …View More  > 

November 25, 2015
School-Related Gender-Based Violence impedes gender equality

This blog was originally published on the EFA GMR website on 25 November 2015.  Today marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, coordinated by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative. This year’s theme, From …View More  > 

November 25, 2015
#16Days – Futures free from gender-based violence: Fulfilling the right to education of every child everywhere

STEP 1 in the 16 STEPS to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) is for UN Agencies and Member States to recognize that SRGBV is an important barrier to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows …View More  > 

November 13, 2015
Guatemala raises minimum legal age of marriage to 18

This story was originally published on the MenCare website on 10 November 2015. In an expedited vote, Guatemala raised the minimum legal age of marriage last week to 18 years old for both girls and boys, reports MenCare partner ECPAT Guatemala. Before the …View More  > 

November 7, 2015
Can’t Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

This blog post was originally posted on the NPR website on 8 October 2015. By Gregory Warner and Laura Starecheski Listen to the story: Madalitso Mulando knew what she needed to finish 10th grade: $150. That’s the cost of tuition at …View More  > 

November 6, 2015
Understanding context in Paraguay to promote gender equality

This blog post was originally published on the EFA GMR website on 5 November 2015. Yesterday we held a Paris launch for our new report: Gender and EFA 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges. It was well attended by Ministers of Education …View More  > 

October 30, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Anena Mary

Age: 20, Student Our first #YouthTalks was with Anthony Ssembaya, an inspiring Ugandan national who, among his experiences as a survivor of war, an international student and an activist for social change through the education of girls—told us about Anena Mary, …View More  > 

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