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  • 2015 Theme Announcement: 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
    2015 Theme Announcement: 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
    Center for Women’s Global Leadership - Rutgers University, 2015

    The year 2015 marks the 24th year of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, initiated in 1991 and coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL). Participation in the Campaign has seen over 5,478 organizations, policymakers, governments, UN agencies and countless individuals from over 180 countries worldwide.

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    Today's challenges for girls' education - Background paper for Oslo Summit on Education for Development
    Brookings Institute, 2015

    Over the last 25 years, there have been large gains in girls’ education, and we as a global community can congratulate ourselves for the real progress that has been made. Despite this progress, our research shows that there are hotspots in the world where girls are not getting a quality education.

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  • Violence against women and girls (VAWG)
    Violence against women and girls (VAWG)
    Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at George Washington University, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank Group, 2014

    Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. Such violence impedes gender equality and the achievement of a range of development outcomes.

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    Today's challenges for girls' education
    Brookings Institute, 2015

    Despite progress made in the past few decades, research shows that there are hotspots in the world where girls are not getting a quality education. While there certainly are places where boys are behind, this report has focused on understanding how and where across the world girls are behind. The message is that many countries have work to do to improve girls’ education, whether related to the gender gap in primary or secondary enrollment or learning.

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