Category Archives: Asia

Afghan police better their lives – and others’ – with literacy

Gul Rahman, a patrolman at Paktya Province prison security unit, Afghanistan, has greatly improved his ability to serve as a policeman as a result of his literacy class. He is married and the sole breadwinner for 12 family members. “Afghanistan … Continue reading

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In my tribe, we go to a different type of school

Blog by Mundiya Kapanga, who attended the launch of the 2016 GEM Report in London. I know that Westerners are busy and that you are always looking at your watch so I will be quick. I will only take five … Continue reading

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Sufia, a champion for women’s rights in Bangladesh

As the 2016 GEM Report shows, many people lack the skills to gain access to complex justice systems, which community based education programmes can help address. Sufia Begum (pictured right) has provided legal aid and essential support to clients seeking … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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Education can break the bonds of child marriage.

By Marcos Delprato, GMR researcher The GMR showed in 2013 that there would be 14% fewer child marriages if all girls had primary education. There would be 64% fewer births if they had secondary education. Continuing on this analysis, a study … Continue reading

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Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together.

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend’s tragic events, a black mark has been left on us all. The impact is felt even more as … Continue reading

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Don’t be gender blind. Take a moment to understand gender gaps in education.

It may surprise many that, in global terms, girls make up just 52% of out of primary school age children. At the secondary level there are actually fewer girls out of school than boys. When averaging out the gender parity … Continue reading

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