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August 18, 2015
Hear My Story, I’m a Girl Who Got an Education

This article was originally posted on the Women’s ENews website on 12 August 2015. By Laura Golakeh WASHINGTON –I was 2 years old and innocent and never really understood why my four older siblings would leave me every morning even …View More  > 

July 27, 2015
Unstoppable Dream

Twenty-six-year-old Clara Gwatirera is an education advocate passionate about children’s rights, orphan education and youth development. Born in Zimbabwe she later moved to South Africa for greener pastures. Having lost both parents at a young age, Clara is determined to promote …View More  > 

July 20, 2015
Mobile schools acclimatize to educate girls in rural Kenya

This article was originally published on the Globe and Mail website on 15 July 2015. By Kagondu Njagi At 16 years of age, Nagirasia Lengima is already a mother of two. But parenthood doesn’t stop her from indulging in her …View More  > 

July 14, 2015
Addis – Can we break out of Groundhog Day?

This blog post was originally published on the EFA GMR blog on 13 July 2015. By Kate Redman I hesitated about putting pen to paper on this blog. It seems so obvious that we won’t achieve the vision of sustainable …View More  > 

July 7, 2015
Malala Yousafzai: Our leaders are still choosing bombs over girls’ education

This article was originally published on the Telegraph UK website on 6 July 2015. By Malala Yousafzai Tomorrow, I return to Oslo where last year I received the Nobel Peace Prize with child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi. When I heard I …View More  > 

June 26, 2015
Today’s challenges for girls’ education

This story was originally published on the Brookings Institute website on 26 June 2015. By Elizabeth King and Rebecca Winthrop Educating a girl is one of the best investments her family, community, and country can make. We know that a good quality education …View More  > 

June 17, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Zeitun Tifow

Age: 24, Student Zeitun was born and raised in Kenya. She went to high school in Nairobi and studied at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has just completed her MS in Global Affairs at NYU, with a concentration on Peace …View More  > 

June 5, 2015
World Education Forum declares: ‘no target met unless met for all’

This blog post was originally published on The Conversation UK on 26 May 2015. By Pauline Rose Looking back at the World Education Forum, which drew more than 1,500 people from 140 countries to Incheon in the Republic of Korea, …View More  > 

May 26, 2015
Experience and Evidence: How War Affects Syrian Girls

Xanthe Ackerman is the founder of Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa and a journalist with The Fuller Project for International Reporting (FPIR)   Maisam Alahmed is a student at Northeastern University under the King Abdullah Scholarship Program and student fellow …View More  > 

May 21, 2015
UNGEI #YouthTalks meets Anthony Ssembatya

Age: 29, Student Anthony Ssembatya, a Ugandan national with strong links to Rwanda, lives with a striking memory: seeing Tutsi women and girls carrying babies on their backs and kitchen cargo on their heads, running for their lives to save their …View More  > 

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