Tag Archives: Girls’ education

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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One month later… Malala Day: a global day of action for Malala and girls’ education

A month to the day that Malala Yousafzai was attacked by the Taliban, simply for insisting that she go to school, we are celebrating Malala Day: a global day of action to support the estimated 32 million girls worldwide who … Continue reading

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Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States

The United States Institute for Peace (USIP) recently hosted an important discussion around Pedagogies for Peace in Post-Conflict and Fragile States. If you were not able to attend, the video of this event is available on USIP’s website and here: What kind … Continue reading

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UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today kicked off its 16th year announcing more than  US$8 million in grants to 12 local initiatives in 18 countries. In ten countries, funds will be used … Continue reading

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Stand with Malala on November 10th for girls’ education

The UN Special Envoy for Global Education declares November 10th a global day of action for Malala and 32 million girls more. On that day, one month following the assassination attempt, he will travel to Pakistan to deliver to President Zardari the million-plus … Continue reading

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Petition: “It’s Up to Us to Deliver for Malala,” UN Special Envoy for Global Education

UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Petition: “We call on Pakistan to agree a plan to deliver education for every child. We call on all countries to outlaw discrimination against girls. We call on international organizations to ensure the world’s 61 million … Continue reading

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A girl with a book…

Still thinking of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan, a schoolgirl recently shot by the Taliban after advocating education for girls in her blog… Hope she will recover. If you want to know more about her, you can take a look at … Continue reading

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Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide | Brown University News and Events

Nicholas Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, visited Brown University on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, to give an evening lecture on his book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which he co-authored … Continue reading

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