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July 9, 2018
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We demanded action, they listened!

By Natasha Harris-Harb A month ago today a momentous commitment was made by G7 partners to support a declaration to educate and empower girls living in crises along with a 2.9 billion US dollar investment over three years. This is …View More  > 

June 19, 2018
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#Youth72: taking the revolution worldwide

By Natasha Harris-Harb What happens when a diverse group of youth change makers and activists join together at the United Nations? Chaos? Rebellion? Wrong! Critical thinking? Pragmatic and innovative solutions? Pure brilliance? You know it! “Not every young person is …View More  > 

June 12, 2018
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The right to be a child: intersections between girls’ education and child labour

By Penelope F Neves “They forced me to work all day… I do not know how many hours. I had to clean the house when I got up and before going to sleep. I was so tired all the time, …View More  > 

June 9, 2018
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Gender equality and education: opportunities for recovery from conflict and crisis

By Emilie Rees Smith With the G7 Summit now underway, the call for further investment in education, and particularly girls’ education in times of crisis, is being made loudly across social media debates and high-level policy discussions alike. Yet in …View More  > 

June 8, 2018
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Three girl activists who know the value of education in crises

By Natasha Harris-Harb The G7 summit is getting underway today and there has been a campaign for leaders to adopt a declaration supporting education for girls in crises. Why education for girls in crises? Because the world currently has the highest number of …View More  > 

June 7, 2018
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My friend Fatuma: the girl behind the petition

By Natasha Harris-Harb Girls around the globe, including myself, are urging G7 leaders to invest in girls’ education at this week’s summit. After months of lobbying, letter writing, speaking and petitioning, the summit is less than a day away. As …View More  > 

May 29, 2018
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Gender sensitive sanitation: opportunities for girls’ education

By Marni Sommer, Christina Kwauk & Nora Fyles As more girls remain in school through primary and into lower secondary school, the global community has begun to expand its focus from achieving gender parity in education (equal proportions of girls …View More  > 

May 4, 2018
Gender gap to dividend: why we can’t afford to neglect the boys

The ‘gender gap’ is a worldwide phenomenon usually associated with deep rooted inequalities that hold women and girls back across many spheres of life.  However, in the context of education it has evolved to mean different things in different parts …View More  > 

April 27, 2018
Twelve years of quality education that leaves no girl behind – a vision worth striving for

As representatives of 53 nations gathered in London last week for the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and discussions ensued about shared global challenges, girls’ education was again placed centre stage as key to unlocking a fairer, more …View More  > 

April 9, 2018
Seizing the moment for gender equality in education: what we learned from CSW62

The 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place against a backdrop of widespread activism as people of all walks come forward to break the silence around sexual violence and hold perpetrators to account.  Simmering …View More  > 

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