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May 7, 2015
Does getting pregnant cause girls to drop out of school?

This post was originally published on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 7 May. By Stephanie Psaki, research associate focusing on girls education for the Population Council. Globally, “schoolgirl pregnancy” is cited as one of the primary barriers to girls’ education. In …View More  > 

April 22, 2015
The folly of barring pregnant girls from school in Sierra Leone

This post was originally published on the Africa is a Country blog on 15 April. By Chernor Bah Pregnant girls are now barred from school in my country Sierra Leone. The government has decided that as schools reopen this week …View More  > 

April 17, 2015
Investing in girls yields big returns

This post was originally posted on the Skoll World Forum website on 27 March. By Memory Banda My name is Memory Banda, and I am from Malawi. My country bears the burden of one of the world’s highest rates of …View More  > 

April 15, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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  > 

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