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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  > 

October 12, 2013
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Betrothed Before Birth

This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. It originally appeared on the World Vision blog site on 11 October 2013. Today, join us in celebrating the U.N.’s International Day of the Girl …View More  > 

October 11, 2013
Girls’ Education in a Changing World: Innovation For Learning

Celebrating the power of girls on the International Day of the Girl Child By Nora Fyles, Head of UNGEI Secretariat Two weeks ago, Mariam Khalique, teacher of Pakistani school girl, Malala Yousafzai, spoke with passion and confidence about the power …View More  > 

October 10, 2013
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After the Doors are Opened: Why Teachers in Rural Africa are Key to Girls’ Success in School

This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child. By Brooke Hutchinson, Co-Director, Camfed USA Graduating from high school can be an insurmountable challenge for girls in rural areas of Africa. Even when the …View More  > 

September 19, 2013
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One Simple Way to Make the World Better: Educate our Daughters

This blog originally appeared on the Teach for America blog site on 17 September 2013. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats wrote that, and I believe it. As a …View More  > 

September 19, 2013
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Are Children Ready to Learn?

This blog originally appeared on the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific blog site on 16 September 2013. By Chemba Raghavan The most critical period in a child’s life is between 0 to 8 years; this is when the child’s brain undergoes …View More  > 

August 6, 2013
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We Can No Longer Wait: Now is the Time for Action!

By Modou Nyang, UNGEI Youth Delegate, The Gambia NEW YORK, 11-12 July 2013 – Travelling to the United Nations headquarters in New York was a great and exciting experience for me, but what was more exciting and memorable was going …View More  > 

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