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International Day of the Girl Child 2013: Call for Innovative Approaches and Solutions

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is just around the corner (October 11th) and we would like to collect stories about innovative approaches to addressing the challenges and barriers to girls' education from around the world to showcase on UNGEI's site to commemorate the Day.

Innovation can broadly be described as a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable and equitable than existing solutions. In the context of IDGC, it is important to look at innovations that have demonstrably advanced girls’ education over time, but also those that are emerging and promising and have the potential to promote girls’ education.

We need your help in identifying novel and creative approaches from around the world! Please share any innovative stories related to girls' education with us by September 6th and send it to pphumtim[a] Below are more details of what we are looking for:

Tell us the story (no more than 500-600 words)
- What was the barrier to girls’ education/learning that was being addressed?
- What was the innovative solution/approach?
- Who was involved in implementing it (e.g. organization)?
- How long has it been in operation?
- If available, please report some of the key results that have been achieved (e.g. qualitative/quantitative or anecdotal evidence indicating improvements).
- Please send JPGs or GIFs, or video links with proper credits.

For more information about what we mean by innovation, please click here.

Help us spread the word, just like our friends at the Himalayan Times have done. Thank you!


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