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  • 6th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools
    News: 6th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management in Schools
    The 6th Annual Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools, co-hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and UNICEF, provides an opportunity to share the latest research and programming from around the world. This year’s theme, “MHM and WASH: Supporting a gender-responsive learning environment,” aims to highlight national examples of supportive WASH in schools enabling environments that ensure that schools are ready for girls. Register here to attend via livestream. 
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  • Upcoming UNESCO IIEP Webinar on female leadership in education
    News: Upcoming UNESCO IIEP Webinar on female leadership in education
    11 August 2017 (1pm UTC/GMT) - UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning presents a webinar on 'Modeling female leadership in educational policy and planning'. In the context of IIEP Summer School 2017 for Female Planners: “Policy, Planning and Leadership”, Nora Fyles, Head of the Secretariat, United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, will explore issues related to gender and institutional capacity as an important feature of education sector planning; and reflect on leadership for gender equality in education. Video recording now available.
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  • ICYMI - GPE webinar series recording
    News: ICYMI - GPE webinar series recording 'Data must speak initiative'
    Broadcast live August 3, the Global Partnership for Education hosted the 'Data Must Speak Initiative' webinar, highlighting that better use of data and feedback tools can improve education system management, particularly on the equity dimension, and enhance social accountability through community participation. The webinar focused on the initiative’s key principles and objectives, as well as its implementation and how it links with the education sector planning processes in participating countries. Countries also shared their experiences with the initiative.

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  • Women’s Empowerment and Education: linking knowledge to transformative action
    News: Women’s Empowerment and Education: linking knowledge to transformative action
    Education International will be hosting a webinar Wednesday August 2nd 10.00am-12.00pm (CET) on: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Education: linking knowledge to transformative action’. The webinar will feature a special presentation by Nelly Stromquist, Professor of International Education Policy in the Department of Counselling, Higher Education and Special Education at College of Education, University of Maryland, based on her 2015 article of the same name. 

     

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  • UNESCO Report - Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy
    News: UNESCO Report - Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy
    Now available, UNESCO's latest report on evidence-based recommendations on the key role education plays in preventing and responding to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP). The launch of the technical brief ‘Early and unintended pregnancy: Recommendations for the education sector’ and the background document coincided with the 2017 London Family Planning Summit on July 10, 2017 where UNESCO will confirm its commitment to support the contribution of national education sectors to ending AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people, especially girls.
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  • GPE Chair Julia Gillard to G20 leaders
    News: GPE Chair Julia Gillard to G20 leaders 'step forward and increase foreign aid and support for education'
    Ahead of the G20 summit, Global Partnership for Education Chair, Julia Gillard calls on world leaders to invest in education. In a recent CNN interview, Gillard warned G20 leaders on the dangers of under-investment in education stating that by staying on the current course of decreased aid investment in education, "we are going to see is a world where prosperity can't be shared and a world of more instability." Of recent years aid to education has reduced threatening the achievement of global education goals. The solution Gillard and the Global Partnership for Education proposes includes a 2 billion dollar investment a year to meet 2020 education targets. Watch the full interview here. 
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  • Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v) participation, decision-making, and investments. Economic costs associated with the impacts are estimated for several of the impacts. 
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  • Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    This paper shows that pre-primary education has not yet achieved the level of priority necessary in domestic policies and budgets, with nearly all low income countries dedicating less than 5% of their education budgets to pre-primary education. 
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  • Girls
    Girls' education and gender in education sector plans and GPE-funded programs
    This report takes stock of how girls' education and gender issues are included in education sector plans as well as implementation plans of GPE partner countries, and in the programs that are funded by GPE grants. The objective of the report is to establish a baseline for information available in current documents, in order to inform and improve the consideration of gender issues in future sector plans, and to promote the achievement of the GPE strategic objective 2 on gender equality and inclusion. 
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  • Still left behind: Pathways to inclusive education for girls with disabilities
    Still left behind: Pathways to inclusive education for girls with disabilities
    This report brings to light the persistent and significant gaps in research regarding education and disability, and in particular the need for more attention to the experience of girls with disabilities.
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