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July 12, 2013
Celebrating Malala Day: Putting the Spotlight on Girls’ Education

By Nora Fyles, Head of the UNGEI Secretariat “They will not stop me. I will get my education, if it is in home, school, or any place.” – Malala Yousafzai These are the words of a courageous activist for education …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
2013 Malala Day: 66 Million Ways to Change the World

By the East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI 66 million girls around the world are out of school. Many of them are still fighting for their right to education. These are the girls who, like 15-year-old Chas Lida from Cambodia, …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
Every Girl Has the Right to an Education

By Nigel Chapman, Chief Executive, Plan International Every girl has the right to an education. But for many girls across the world, an education is nothing but a dream – and a dangerous dream at that. Last October, 14-year-old schoolgirl …View More  > 

July 12, 2013
Girls in Asia Face Tricky Journeys to School

By Matt Crook, Plan Asia Sixty-six million girls around the world are out of school. The reasons why they can’t go to school are varied. For many, the long journey is just too much to bear. For some, dangers on …View More  > 

July 10, 2013
When Will They Ever Learn?

This blog originally appeared in the HuffPost IMPACT blog site on 10 July 2013. By Sarah Brown, A World at School, Founder Last autumn, when we saw the Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai being flown to receive emergency care at Britain’s Queen Elizabeth …View More  > 

July 9, 2013
Young People on the March for Education

This blog originally appeared in the HuffPost IMPACT blog site on 9 July 2013. By Chernor Bah, Youth advocate and former refugee from Sierra Leone People used to believe that young people didn’t care about much. Youth had few opportunities …View More  > 

July 8, 2013
Malala Comes to the United Nations

This blog originally appeared in the HuffPost IMPACT blog site on 8 July 2013. By Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. …View More  > 

July 1, 2013
Sustainable Development Starts with Safe, Healthy and Well-Educated Children

This blog post originally appeared in the Education for All Blog of the Global Partnership for Education on 1 July 2013. By Richard Morgan and Shannon O’Shea New UNICEF paper about the role of quality education and learning opportunities for …View More  > 

June 11, 2013
‘No’ to Child Labour in Domestic Work

By Simrin Singh, Senior Specialist on Child Labour, ILO In a hot and bustling Jakarta suburb, a group of young girls – and one boy – charmed me with their songs, dances, messages, and laughter. Like many teenagers around the …View More  > 

June 6, 2013
The Realities of Child Marriage

This blog post originally appeared on the Global Education First Initiative website on 6 June 2013. By Bertheline Nina Tchangoue (Cameroon), Member, Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group Maimouna’s story I will never forget this sad story that happened …View More  > 

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