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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
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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
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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
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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  > 

October 14, 2015
International Day of the Girl Child: The Power of the Adolescent Girl – The Power of Education

As Country Coordinator for the Southern African Girls’ Education Challenge, including Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, my job is to monitor and support projects that are being funded by the UK’s Department for International Development to address the barriers which …View More  > 

October 13, 2015
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Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

This blog was originally posted on the EFA GMR World Education Blog on 13 October 2015. By Kate Redman It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the …View More  > 

October 12, 2015
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Guiding today the women leaders of tomorrow: What kind of future do we wish to create for Asia and the Pacific?

This blog post was originally published on the Bangkok Post website on 11 October 2015. The answer to that sweeping question, in large part, lies in how we care for the girls of today — in particular the more than 325 million girls …View More  > 

October 9, 2015
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What’s holding Sri Lankan women back from participating in the labor force?

This blog post was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 29 September 2015. By Dileni Gunewardena, Echidna Scholar, Center for Universal Education Sri Lanka has a reputation for being a trailblazer when it comes to women and human development. At the primary education …View More  > 

October 7, 2015
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Will we ever be able to read? Barriers for tribal girls in India

This blog post was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 29 September 2015. By Suman Sacheva, Echidna Scholar, Center for Universal Education India’s scheduled tribes, or Adivasis, are a historically excluded community, marginalized by their geographic isolation and their social, …View More  > 

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