Category Archives: Equality

A woman has won the ‘Nobel prize for mathematics’ for the first time

  The 2019 Abel Prize, also known as the ‘Nobel prize for mathematics’ was won by Karen Uhlenbeck last Tuesday, the first woman to ever receive the award. The award makes her one of the pioneers for women mathematicians, alongside … Continue reading

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New 2019 GEM Report shows insufficient progress including migrants and refugees in national education systems

Launched at events across five continents today, the new Global Education Monitoring Report, Building Bridges, not Walls shows that progress is insufficient in providing an inclusive education for migrants, refugees or other displaced people. Migration and displacement affect education.   … Continue reading

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Promoting changes in gender norms in Latin America: why boys’ education matters

In Latin America, discussions on education and gender take a different form. Here, as discussed during a recent UNESCO convened workshop for key education stakeholders in Brasilia, the gender gap is at the expense of boys particularly at the secondary … Continue reading

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Did you know? There are just as many boys out of school as girls

This Sunday is International Father’s Day. What better time than this to shine the education spotlight on boys. Because, I’ll bet many of you do not know that there are just as many boys out of school as girls. While … Continue reading

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Ending the practice of banning pregnant girls from schools

Though most countries have signed and ratified international treaties that uphold gender equality, this commitment is not always sufficiently clear where education is concerned. In many places, discriminatory practices that keep pregnant girls out of classrooms continue to exist. It … Continue reading

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One in ten girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss school during their period

In countries around the world, menstrual hygiene and inadequate sanitation facilities are causing girls to miss classes. Across Africa, a 2016 study by Human Rights Watch estimated that one in ten African girls missed school during menstruation. Yet many countries … Continue reading

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Can better sanitary care help keep African girls in school?

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the Impact Initiative for international development research, which seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership to maximize the … Continue reading

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