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Let’s Talk! Discussion on 'A Girl’s Right to Learn without Fear'
Last week, UNGEI joined partners, Plan International, UNICEF (Education) and 10x10 to organize a side event to the 57th session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) entitled: A Girl’s Right to Learn without Fear: Working to End Gender-Based Violence at School. Read More >
CSW Side Event: A Girl’s Right to Learn Without Fear: Working to End Gender-Based Violence at School
CSW Side Event: A Girl’s Right to Learn Without Fear: Working to End Gender-Based Violence at School
UNGEI joins UNICEF (Education), Plan International and 10x10 in this event to launch a call for global action and urge governments to adopt a multi-sectoral action plan to prevent and respond to violence against children, with a strong focus on gender and the school context. Read More >
Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education
Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education Read More >
Gender and Education experts meet in New York to reflect on the EFA Global Monitoring Report
Gender and Education experts meet in New York to reflect on the EFA Global Monitoring Report
A recent report reveals the urgent need to invest in skills for the 116 million young women aged 15 to 24 who fail to complete primary school and lack skills for work. Read More >
New York Launch of World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
New York Launch of World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education
The first World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education, a comprehensive overview of the progress, as well as remaining gaps in gender equality at all educational levels, was launched today in New York on 27 March 27.
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Rural adolescent girls call for their voices to be heard at side event of the Commission on the Status of Women
The 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place in New York this week. To mark the event, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), in partnership with UN Women, UNICEF and Plan International, hosted a side event today, bringing together adolescent girl delegates and key UN representatives to discuss the complex realities and challenges facing rural girls.

 

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UNGEI to host event on the empowerment of rural girls
UNGEI to host event on the empowerment of rural girls
The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) will host a panel discussion entitled “Empowering Rural Girls: From Invisibility to Agency” in partnership with UN Women, UNICEF, and Plan International as a side event of the 56th Commission on the Status of Women. Read More >
ECOSOC global philanthropy event to boost funding for education
ECOSOC global philanthropy event to boost funding for education
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will convene a special event, “Partnering with the philanthropic community to promote education for all” on 28 February 2011, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Read More >
Advancing girls’ secondary education: obstacles and opportunities
Advancing girls’ secondary education: obstacles and opportunities
Irina Bokova, Director-General UNESCO, will open a high-level panel discussion on girls’ secondary education organized by UNESCO and the International Federation of University Women on 28 February at the UN, New York. Read More >
Nicholas Kristof cites gender inequity as the central moral challenge of the century
Nicholas Kristof cites gender inequity as the central moral challenge of the century
NEW YORK, USA, 29 April 2010 – Best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has told a UNICEF conference that gender inequity is the central moral challenge of the 21st century Read More >
Apply for a Women Deliver Conference 2010 Scholarship!
Apply for a Women Deliver Conference 2010 Scholarship!
Washington DC, USA, October 27, 2009 - Women Deliver 2010 is going to be a different kind of conference. We believe that women are at the economic heart of the developing world. And to do this work, they need to be healthy. Read More >
First Ladies Pledge to Improve Maternal Health, Stop AIDS and Promote Girls
First Ladies Pledge to Improve Maternal Health, Stop AIDS and Promote Girls' Education
LOS ANGELES, USA, 22 April 2009 -The African First Ladies Health Summit concluded with a commitment by these influential women to use their positions to improve maternal health, stop the AIDS epidemic and promote girls’ education. Read More >
The real girl power
These are critical times for girls. As the global economy teeters on the brink, the wellbeing of millions in both the developed and the developing world is at risk. Read More >
'Girl Power' reception outlines plans for UN task force on adolescent girls
NEW YORK, USA, 6 March 2009 – Leaders from seven international organizations converged for a 'Girl Power and Potential' reception this week in New York. The event featured a panel of speakers outlining the strategies and goals of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Adolescent Girls. Read More >
‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza
NEW YORK, USA, 22 January 2009 – When Gaza’s schools reopen in the coming days, Maram, 12, does not know where she’ll go. “I want to see what happened to my school,” she said in a telephone interview with UNICEF Radio. “I saw pictures of it – It was very, very destroyed.” Read More >
As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict
As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict
NEW YORK, USA, 8 January 2009 – As fighting in the Gaza Strip continued into its 13th day today, UN humanitarian assistance in the territory was suspended for an indefinite period because of the danger facing aid workers there. The the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced the suspension of aid operations due to "increasing hostile actions against its premises and personnel." Read More >
 Dr. Changu Mannathoko appears on "Straight Talk" Africa
Dr. Changu Mannathoko appears on "Straight Talk" Africa
WASHINGTON DC, USA, 6 August 2008 — UNICEF Senior Education Adviser Dr. Changu Mannathoko was a guest on Voice of America's "Straight Talk" Africa. Read More >
Women parliamentarians lead major changes in African politics
Women parliamentarians lead major changes in African politics
NEW YORK, USA, 22 July 2008 – Several African countries are at the forefront of a growing trend to substantially increase female representation in parliaments around the world. Read More >
Documentary on Zambian women honoured at Jackson Hole Film Festival
Documentary on Zambian women honoured at Jackson Hole Film Festival
NEW YORK, USA, June 25, 2008 – ‘Where the Water Meets the Sky’, the first documentary film from the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), was honoured with the ‘Best Global Insight’ award last week at the Jackson Hole Film Festival in Wyoming. Read More >
UNICEF and Confederation of African Football unite to promote quality education for all
NEW YORK, USA, 16 January 2008 – UNICEF and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have united in a joint campaign to harness the power of football during the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, GHANA 2008 – Africa’s biggest international football competition. The campaign seeks to promote quality education for all of Africa’s children. Read More >
‘Goals for Girls!’ campaign kicks off
‘Goals for Girls!’ campaign kicks off
NEW YORK, USA, 7 September 2007 – In the run-up to the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007, which takes place from 10 through 30 September, UNICEF has launched a new set of dynamic public service announcements. Read More >
A former child soldier speaks out at UN session on challenges facing girls
A former child soldier speaks out at UN session on challenges facing girls
NEW YORK, USA, 2 March 2007 – The striking testimony of a girl who was formerly a child soldier brought an audience of hundreds to its feet for a standing ovation – and moved many to tears – at United Nations headquarters in New York this afternoon. Read More >
At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school
At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school
NEW YORK, USA, 1 March 2007 – Youth panellists shared the experiences and challenges of girls growing up in their four different countries today at a discussion hosted by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) in New York. Read More >
Youth voices heard at opening of UN Commission on the Status of Women
Youth voices heard at opening of UN Commission on the Status of Women
NEW YORK, USA, 26 February 2007 – The 51st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened at United Nations headquarters in New York this morning, launching two weeks of discussions and events in the run-up to International Women’s Day. Read More >

 

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