Category Archives: Women

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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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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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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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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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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