Category Archives: International Development

Promoting Equality for Women in Afghanistan

On July 18th, 2013, the U.S. Institute of Peace and U.S. Agency for International development hosted an expert panel, which discussed efforts made by multilateral actors within the U.S. Government and internationally, in ensuring a commitment to the empowerment of … 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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Working to end gender-based violence at school: new report

Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This new Plan International report, A girl’s right to learn without fear,  focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological –in and … Continue reading

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Girls’ Leadership Development In Action: CARE’s experience from the field

CARE recently published “Girls’ Leadership Development in Action” as a follow-on to the 2009 edition called, “The Power to Lead: A Leadership Model for Adolescent Girls” which outlined CARE’s approach to leadership development and the prioritization of girls. In this document, you will see … Continue reading

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New report: Impact of Economic Crisis on Girls and Young Women

This 2013 report by Plan International and ODI examines the continuing and deepening impact economic crisis is having on girls and young women worldwide. Long standing economic trends, entrenched gender inequality and austerity budgets have all left girls and their … Continue reading

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UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 Report

UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 highlights the humanitarian situation faced by millions of children and women and the support required to help their families, communities and national institutions meet their basic needs, promote their well-being and provide them with … Continue reading

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Life skills taught in school vital to reduce risk of HIV and AIDS

Originally posted on World Education Blog:
Only 7% of school children in E & S Africa have desired level of knowledge on HIV and AIDS On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report  ‘Youth and Skills:…

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Climate Change: “a 4 degree warmer world can, and must be, avoided”

The connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy are more and more studied by scholars, including the Wilson Center‘s Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP). Hence, our interest in the new scientific report … Continue reading

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Girls’ education in Afghanistan: 10 days left to support Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

Razia Jan, founder of the Ray of Hope Foundation in Afghanistan, was recentely Named Top 10 CNN Hero for 2012. Among these ten, the person with the most votes will be named “CNN Hero of the Year,” and receive a $250,000 … Continue reading

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