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July 20, 2016
Missing from school: the education challenge in sub-Saharan Africa

This blog post by Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, was originally posted on the 20th July 2016 via the GEM Report blog site. With the Eurozone in turmoil and sluggish economic …View More  > 

July 15, 2016
Five Questions About Girls’ Education

Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai and Somali refugee Rahma Noor attend celebrations to mark Malala’s 19th birthday at the Dadaab refugee camp near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya   This blog post by the Guest Blogger for …View More  > 

March 8, 2016
What does International Women’s Day mean for the future of gender equality?

  This blog by Julia Gillard, a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution, was originally published on the Brookings Institution Blogs page on 7 March 2016. Women around the world earn on average only 60 to 75 percent of men’s wages. They are 65 percent more likely …View More  > 

July 6, 2016
GPE gives itself the tools to reach gender equality in education

This blog by Yona Nestel, a Senior Education Advisor at Plan International Canada, was originally published on the Global Partnership for Education blog on 5th July 2016. At the World Education Forum in Incheon, Korea, representatives issued a declaration reaffirming the vision of …View More  > 

January 18, 2016
Youth In Uganda Inform National Education Priorities and UNGEI’s Youth Engagement Strategy

by Ruth Shevena Ankunda, Ugandan Youth Coalition Secretariat On September 3rd and 4th, 2015, I joined a group of youth leaders for a consultation in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of the consultation was to gain an understanding on how youth …View More  > 

January 11, 2016
Consulting with Youth on their Own Participation: Results from UNGEI’s Global Youth Engagement Survey

Building on the best practices for youth engagement identified in literature, UNGEI wanted to ensure its youth engagement strategy was designed based on the needs and priorities of young people themselves.

December 31, 2015
Best Practices (and What to Avoid) When Engaging Youth

Among the many reasons to involve youth in an organization’s work, two primary ones stand out. First, and most importantly, is the right of young people to be involved in shaping policies or programmes that affect them. Second, engaging youth …View More  > 

December 24, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Muhammad Usman Ali

Age: 19, Student Muhammad Usman Ali had a lifechanging moment when in 2005, as a boy of eight, an earthquake hit Abbottabad, a small mountain town in North Eastern Pakistan where he grew up. More than 85,000 people lost their lives in this tragedy …View More  > 

December 22, 2015
Natta, 11 years: “I wish everything would be as it was before”

By Harandane Dicko and Cindy Cao Natta Walet Aliou, lives in Kidal in northern Mali. She was only 8 years old when the armed conflict broke out. Across the country, people in her region suffered greatly as a result of …View More  > 

December 10, 2015
#16Days – Youth as Partners in Combating School-Related GBV: Improving Education and Livelihoods in Uganda

The theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is ending school-related gender-based violence. Violence and abuse in and around schools affects approximately 246 million girls and boys every year. School-based gender-based violence can take the …View More  > 

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