Tag Archives: Development

What Next For Afghanistan?

Afghans are getting ready to vote for their next president in a few hours. As David Loyn (BBC) reports, the Afghan election will see “the biggest security operation mounted in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.” The … Continue reading

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Education Under Attack: 2014 Report

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack just released a  study that identifies 70 countries where attacks occurred between 2009 and 2012, including 30 where there was a pattern of deliberate attacks: Education Under Attack 2014 is a global study that charts the … 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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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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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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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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“We Need The Voices of African Women” – Conversations with inspirational African women

Theo Sowa is Chief Executive Officer of the African Women’s Development Fund. In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and representation in conversations of international health and poverty issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see … Continue reading

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