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Learning crisis and girls’ education in Afghanistan

By M Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia A recent GEM Report blog based on WIDE data highlighted  Afghanistan as one of “the bottom ten countries for girls’ education” in three dimensions: (i) mean … Continue reading

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The bottom ten countries for girls’ education

The World Inequality Database in Education, WIDE, managed by the GEM Report and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, highlights the powerful influence of gender, combined with other factors such as ethnicity and location, over which people have little control but … Continue reading

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Internally Displaced Girls and Education in Yemen

By YoumnaFathi Al-Aswadi, author of a background paper for the Arab States 2019 GEM Report on migration, displacement and education The protracted conflict in Yemen since March 2015 has resulted in significant human suffering. More than 3.65 million people have … Continue reading

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Mapping girls’ right to an education

By Rolla Moumne, UNESCO Education Sector UNESCO’s Her Education Rights Atlas (HER Atlas) is designed to measure the degree of protection of girls’ and women’s education rights in national legal frameworks. Her Atlas was launched at the G7 France/UNESCO international … Continue reading

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Displacement can exacerbate gender inequality in education

The effects of migration and displacement are usually considered to be the same for men and women. However, this is often not the case. It is important to recognize how gender relations in both origin and host communities influence women’s … 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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The importance of community volunteers to increase students’ learning outcomes: the case of Educate Girls in India

By Radhika Iyengar, Gita Johar, Lucia del Pilar Haro and Sarah Montgomery The idea of community members providing basic health services to local households has been in existence for 50 years. The health community has been effectively using Community Health … Continue reading

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