Category Archives: Africa

Global citizenship education in crisis situation: 5 main recommendations

Happy to announce the release of a study I conducted for UNESCO/Education Sector on the promotion and implementation of global citizenship education in crisis situations, available soon online. Crisis situations affect the realization of human rights of many people and … Continue reading

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“Victories over Violence, Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls,” a practitioners’ manual

Women’s Learning Partnership just released an interesting practitioners’ manual Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls (authors: Mahnaz Afkhami, Haleh Vaziri).  Women’s Learning Partnership is a nonprofit organization consisting of 20 autonomous national partner organizations based in the Global … Continue reading

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Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding: new International Alert report

International Alert  just released a new report, Re-thinking gender in peacebuilding by Henri Myrttinen, Jana Naujoks, Judy El-Bushra. This report calls for a more nuanced understanding of the role gender plays in peacebuilding. This report is part of a three-year research … Continue reading

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2013 Global Gender Gap Report: 20% of countries have made no progress or are falling behind

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has just released the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. It ranks 136 countries* (which collectively contain over 93 percent of the world’s population) based on 14 indicators used to measure the size of a nation’s gender … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Education Crisis in the Central African Republic

This post originally appeared on the Education For All blog on October 21, 2013: The Global Partnership for Education provides education funding to crisis countries By Alice Albright World media has captured the Syrian crisis, Egypt’s turmoil and many other … Continue reading

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Investing in Girls’ Education Delivers Results: let’s innovate!

Today, we are celebrating the second International Day of the Girl Child. Indeed, on December 19, 2011, the  United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights … Continue reading

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Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

More than 50 peace operations have deployed in Africa since 2000, including multiple African-led or hybrid African Union/United Nations initiatives. The frequency of these deployments underscores the ongoing importance of these operations in the playbook of regional and multilateral bodies … Continue reading

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Malala’s UN address: Education for all is the only solution

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations, by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban … Continue reading

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“Women Count” Security Council Resolution 1325: Civil Society Monitoring Report 2012

The Global Network of women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a program partner of the International Civil society Action Network (ICAN), is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, West Asia, Latin … Continue reading

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From Ignorance To Inclusion: Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation in the Middle East And North Africa Region

Gender Action and the Heinrich Böll Foundation‘s newly released report exposes women’s persistent marginalization from climate adaptation projects. Across the MENA region, where women already suffer from social and political exclusion, climate change is expected to further exacerbate existing gender … Continue reading

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