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Girl Power: Girl Guides Unite for Schoolgirls in Africa
Girl Power: Girl Guides Unite for Schoolgirls in Africa
United Kingdom, October 17 2009 - From Dorset to Dubai, nearly 12,000 Girlguiding UK members aged between five and twenty-five have united to send thousands of girls to school in some of the poorest communities of Africa. Read More >
The financial crisis - a human crisis too
The financial crisis - a human crisis too
LONDON, England, 19 February 2009 - The last decade has seen great strides forward for development, thanks to a combination of political leadership and sustained economic growth in a number of countries. This economic growth, together with commitments from donors to cancel debts and increase aid, has underpinned a far better quality of life for millions of our global neighbours. Yet some of the progress we have seen is at risk of being undone because of the economic downturn. Read More >
After G-20, leaders pledge on education investment
After G-20, leaders pledge on education investment
LONDON, United Kingdom, 7 April 2009 - World leaders at the G20 summit pledged to support investment in education and training to help the most vulnerable find a way out of the economic crisis. Read More >
UNESCO Director General tells G-20 to invest in education
UNESCO Director General tells G-20 to invest in education
LONDON, England, 1 April 2009 - UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura wrote to the leaders of the Group of 20 nations before their recent meeting in London on 2 April, to plead the cause of education. Read More >
Camfed founder receives Women of the Year award
Camfed founder receives Women of the Year award
UNITED KINGDOM, 13 October 2008 - Camfed’s founder and Executive Director Ann Cotton has been presented with the Women of the Year Window to the World Award. The award salutes women whose courage and determination has brought much-needed attention to an international issue – in Ann’s case, the lack of educational opportunity for girls in rural Africa. The award was presented by Sarah Brown, the wife of the UK Prime Minister, at the annual Women of the Year Luncheon on October 13th. Read More >

 

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