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July 9, 2013
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Young People on the March for Education

This blog originally appeared in the HuffPost IMPACT blog site on 9 July 2013. By Chernor Bah, Youth advocate and former refugee from Sierra Leone People used to believe that young people didn’t care about much. Youth had few opportunities …View More  > 

July 8, 2013
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Malala Comes to the United Nations

This blog originally appeared in the HuffPost IMPACT blog site on 8 July 2013. By Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. …View More  > 

July 1, 2013
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Sustainable Development Starts with Safe, Healthy and Well-Educated Children

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 1 July 2013. By Richard Morgan and Shannon O’Shea New UNICEF paper about the role of quality education and learning opportunities for …View More  > 

June 11, 2013
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‘No’ to Child Labour in Domestic Work

By Simrin Singh, Senior Specialist on Child Labour, ILO In a hot and bustling Jakarta suburb, a group of young girls – and one boy – charmed me with their songs, dances, messages, and laughter. Like many teenagers around the …View More  > 

June 6, 2013
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The Realities of Child Marriage

This blog post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative website on 6 June 2013. By Bertheline Nina Tchangoue (Cameroon), Member, Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group Maimouna’s story I will never forget this sad story that happened …View More  > 

May 30, 2013
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India’s National Youth Consultation on the Post-2015 Agenda: YOUth Matters

This blog post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative website on 16 May 2013. By Sumaya Saluja, Youth Advocacy Group member of the Global Education First Initiative In December 2012, civil society, with the technical support of the …View More  > 

May 30, 2013
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Children With Disabilities = Children Without Disabilities

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 30 May 2013. UNICEF launches 2013 State of the World’s Children Report This is a joint blog by Jo Bourne and Rosangela …View More  > 

May 22, 2013
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GPE Launches Open Data Project to Better Measure Education Progress and Make it Transparent

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 21 May 2013.  To read this post in French, please click here. By: Yann Doignon New data webpages for 29 countries with thousands of education data …View More  > 

May 21, 2013
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The Role of Sanitation in the Girl Child’s Education

This blog post originally appeared on the HEEALS Developing Community Network website on 12 February 2013. This documentary film explores the importance of clean, hygienic toilets and safe drinking water in Indian schools to ensure that girls are empowered to …View More  > 

April 30, 2013
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The New Standard = All Girls Learning and Achieving

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 30 April 2013. A call to action to promote gender equality in education This is a joint blog by Nora Fyles, Yona Nestel and Koli Banik …View More  > 

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