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  •  FAWE hosts Conference on Girl
    News: FAWE hosts Conference on Girl's Education in Africa

    Over 500 delegates from 33 countries gathered in Lusaka for the Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) Conference on Girls' Education in Africa and FAWE’s 10th General Assembly under the theme: 'Towards Gender Equality in Education: positioning youth to champion Africa's education agenda. Key discussions during the 2-day Girls Conference covered domestic financing, strategies for building youth leadership as well as the valueble sharing of country experiences. You can read more here on the discussions on Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference. 

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  • UNESCO Director-General opens global symposium: ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
    News: UNESCO Director-General opens global symposium: ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
    BANGKOK (28 August 2017) - Today, too many girls are not encouraged to follow this dream,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her opening remarks at the three-day UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum, “Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM”.The symposium brings together more than 300 participants, from the highest level of educational policy-making and leading specialists to the field to pioneers in gender-equality in education in multiple cultural contexts and leading female role models who have excelled in their respective fields. Participants will focus on four themes: gender-responsive quality STEM education; addressing stereotypes and bias hindering girls’ participation; reaching out, engaging and empowering girls and women; and partnerships, cross-sector learning and cooperation. The symposium also serves as a launch for the “Cracking the code” report.

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  • Public Event - Global education and lessons learnt from public health
    News: Public Event - Global education and lessons learnt from public health
    Asia Foundation invites you to a public discussion on “What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health: Strengthening a Global Ecosystem to Achieve Quality Education for All”, Friday September 18th 5 - 6:30 p.m. This event will explore how to develop a global education ecosystem that supports and empowers local leaders to develop effective solutions, adapt and contextualize best practices from around the world, and continuously improve. Register here before September 1st to reserve your ticket.
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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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  • 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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