Category Archives: Education

Get ready for the International Day of the Girl: Bring Girl Rising to School

You liked the film Girl Rising. You believe in its potential as a movement. Now, Girl Rising is a curriculum. Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film that promotes a powerful truth: educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, entire … Continue reading

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UN Education First Initiative one year on: Education cannot wait

Today, we are celebrating the first-year anniversary of the UN Global Education First initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in September 2012. Around the same time last year, over 20 government and global humanitarian, development and education leaders representing … Continue reading

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International Day of Peace: UN calls for investment in peace education

Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, senior United Nations officials today said marking the International Day of Peace with calls for greater investment in quality education and to reverse trends which show aid for schools … Continue reading

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Education transforms lives: new data on education and development

Today, one week before world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly, UNESCO and the Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) team have released new analysis confirming that education transforms lives, and has an impact on tolerance, girls’ and women’s empowerment, … Continue reading

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All Girls Achieving and Learning: UNGEI Policy Advocacy Agenda

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) just issued its latest policy advocacy agenda, available here: The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to … Continue reading

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Violence against women: a problem of epidemic proportions around the world

“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” – United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (2008, SG/SM/11437 WOM/1665)   This report, developed by the World Health Organization, the … Continue reading

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10 things men can do to prevent gender violence

Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called “women’s issues.” But in this TED talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues — and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A call … 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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Children and Armed Conflict: annual report of U.N. Secretary-General

Created in 1998, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) recently released the 2012 Annual Report of U.N. Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict. The Office has secured political and diplomatic engagement of Member … Continue reading

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USAID Findings: Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict

USAID just released its  latest research regarding international youth and education programming. Cross-posting from USAID: “Three new “State of the Field” reports summarize the findings of 122 unique studies and consultations with over 75 subject matter experts across three topics … Continue reading

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