Category Archives: Equity

Education policies and practices continue to fail girls over early pregnancy

English / Español By Nicole Bella, Matthias Eck and Constanza Ginestra Early pregnancy has been identified as a critical driver of school dropout and exclusion, especially for girls. Twenty-five years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark … Continue reading

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Together against bullying in school

Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO Their names are Monica, Yamin, Jimmy, and Colette, just four of the millions of students across the world affected by bullying in school. In Zambia, Monica is bullied by her classmates for being … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Bharati Date: A village girl in India now on course to become a government officer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Tai Phalke: A village girl in India, who now works as an engineer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Tsogo Bakamoso: from a South African township to a leader helping other children access education

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First Generation Graduates

These are the stories of girls who are the first in their family to graduate. They were collected by the GEM Report as part of a campaign, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 Gender Report, aiming to demonstrate … Continue reading

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There has been a huge leap forward in girls’ education over the past 25 years

English / Español Our 2020 Gender Report, released today, shows that 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary education since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a landmark commitment to advance the rights of girls and … Continue reading

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Preparing for the new normal in Pakistan amid COVID 19 – A case for accelerated learning

By Hamza Sarfraz, Policy Researcher and Zain ul Abidin, Programme Specialist at Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Several months after it first hit globally, governments and experts across the world have now finally begun to register the long-term consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. Education … Continue reading

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We need to talk about racism in schools

The fault lines are open and fractions are rising in the United States. Inequalities, which have always been there, are now fully exposed because of COVID-19, including its effect on marginalized communities. The death of George Floyd shined the spotlight … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power: Handling the COVID-19 pandemic in schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By Bushra Rahim, who is currently working for the Government of Pakistan. She is a Fulbright scholar, AusAid alumna, and a Charles Wallace Fellow. She serves as a President Association of Business, Professional & Agriculture Women; Executive Director Development Agent for Change … Continue reading

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