Tag Archives: Millenium Development Goals

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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Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace

The World Peace Foundation is organizing an exciting conference on February 13 & 14, 2014, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy – Tufts University.   There is no cost to attend, registration is filling fast: interested individuals can obtain more … 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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