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October 27, 2016
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How I Started a Sanitary Napkin Revolution!

Filmed May 2012, in Bangalore as part of the TED Global Talent Search. Originally published on the TED Talk website, you can view this talk and transcript in multiple languages. To view the video, visit this link or click the image above.   …View More  > 

October 26, 2016
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What Does WASH in Schools Have to Do with Building Bridges?

  This blog was originally published on the WASHplus Blog, September 22, 2015. Authored by Sarah Fry, WASHplus activity manager for the USAID-funded project, SPLASH.   That’s literally, not figuratively, building bridges. Two weeks ago I would not have been able to even …View More  > 

October 25, 2016
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Breaking the Taboo: Ending Stigma Around Menstruation

This post was written for Girls’ Globe, May 23, 2016. By Vivian Onano   It is very exciting to be speaking this week at the Women Deliver event in Copenhagen. The conference is the place to be for concrete discussion and examination …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
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Addressing a symptom of gender discrimination in the school environment: Why improving MHM matters for adolescent girls and female teachers

 Submitted by Dr. Marni Sommer, Columbia University Associate Professor.    Around the world, millions of adolescent girls face stigma and marginalization around the issue of managing their menstrual hygiene. Research documents girls’ experiences of shame, fear, and confusion while attempting to manage their periods …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
#MenstruationMatters, period.

This week, to coincide with the 5th Annual MHM in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF, UNGEI is featuring leading blogs, documentaries and written pieces on menstrual hygiene management from around the world. Keeping the focus on MHM and …View More  > 

October 12, 2016
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Target 4a – What is at stake for monitoring progress on effective learning environments?

 This blog first appeared on the GEM Report website October 12, 2016.   4.a Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all  The concept of effective learning …View More  > 

October 12, 2016
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Ending gender violence in schools: what works and what does research tell us?

This blog was written by Jenny Parkes and first appeared on the Institute of Education, University College of London Blog on October 11, 2016.     Every day, girls around the world face physical, sexual and psychological violence in and …View More  > 

October 11, 2016
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The Life of XX

Submitted by Taha Fathima Khan – Global Youth Ambassador for A World at School. Read Taha’s  full bio at the bottom of this article.    X and Y – two letters that can make a world of difference. Genetics show that we …View More  > 

October 10, 2016
Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments

UNGEI and ODI have teamed up to develop a rigorous review on the impact of school environments on girls’ learning outcomes. Our ‘Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments’ rigorous review report finds that, despite major increases in …View More  > 

October 5, 2016
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Education leading for gender equality

This blog first appeared on the UNESCO World Education Blog, published by the GEM Report. October 5th, 2016.  Marking the launch of the new 2016 GEM Report Gender Review, we look at the relationship between education, leadership, gender equality, and participation in …View More  > 

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