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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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Recess is out for G7 — but promised education report is still missing

Barry Johnston, Associate Director of Advocacy, Malala Fund Last weekend, the G7 leaders met in Italy. While the burgeoning Trudeau-Macron bromance and Trump’s golf cart jaunt provided some light relief, a more disheartening story unfolded behind the scenes: G7 leaders … Continue reading

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Share your views on the forthcoming 2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) will review how much the EFA movement has contributed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults have benefited from the right to an education that meets their basic … Continue reading

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Why girls’ education matters

With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. But why does it matter? This Friday is International Day of the Girl Child, where … Continue reading

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