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April 25, 2013
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Let’s Hear it for the Girls

This blog post originally appeared on Cisco’s blog site on 25 April 2013. By Blair Christie, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer & Worldwide Government Affairs, Cisco Systems Girls and careers in information communications technology (ICT). A contradiction? Unfortunately that is …View More  > 

April 25, 2013
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ICT for Girls, Women in Technology and a Dialogue at the European Union

This blog post originally appeared on Cisco’s blog site on 25 April 2013. By Monique Morrow, Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems April 25 2013 is a super day for girls and women in technology and Cisco was very present! I am …View More  > 

April 22, 2013
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Child Friendly School Clubs and the Potential for Gender Equality: Notes from the Field

This blog post originally appeared on the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Blog site on 22 April 2013. By Chemba Raghavan, Regional Focal Point for the East Asia and Pacific Regional UN Girls’ Education Initiative Last month, Dr. Cliff Meyers (UNICEF’s Regional …View More  > 

March 15, 2013
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Dancing to end violence against women and girls

This blog post originally appeared on the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Blog site on 15 March 2013. By Jessica Aumann, Communications Officer, East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI Jessica Aumann, Communications Officer for the UN Girls Education Initiative, attends a commemoration …View More  > 

March 8, 2013
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International Women’s Day 2013: East Asia and Pacific

This video blog post originally appeared on the UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Blog site on 7 March 2013. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March 2013. This year’s theme is ‘action to end violence against women’. UNICEF’s gender specialist for …View More  > 

March 8, 2013
Getting at the Everyday Reality of Violence in Girls’ Lives

On International Women’s Day: How Do We Get Girls in School Safely? By Nora Fyles Earlier this year, I read an interview with a secondary school girl about her experiences commuting to school in rural Uganda. Her message has stayed …View More  > 

October 10, 2012
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International Day of the Girl: Girls’ Rights are Human Rights

Education is hope and dignity. Education is growth and empowerment. Education is the basic building block of every society and a pathway out of poverty.” -United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon By Nora Fyles, Head of UNGEI Secretariat October 11 marks …View More  > 

June 7, 2012
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Promoting Girls’ Education by Tackling Child Labour

By Patrick Quinn From October to May, Jyontna works in the desolate salt pans of western India, where her parents earn their living raking salt crystals from the ground. The cracked, dry seabed stretches  endlessly in every direction. Jyontna and …View More  > 

April 19, 2012
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Levelling the playing field through early childhood care and education

By Abhiyan Rana, Over the course of my career with UNICEF I’ve seen first-hand the evidence that children who receive early learning opportunities are not only more likely to go on to enrol in primary school, they are more likely …View More  > 

January 4, 2012
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Girls’ Education and Gender Equality: Looking forward to 2015

By Dr Nitya Rao, The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) C0-Chair It is heartening that the Nobel Committee has awarded the 2011 Peace Prize to three women who have tirelessly campaigned for peace and democracy. These new laureates join a small group …View More  > 

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