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Changing the World for Girls Series: Podcast #2
This podcast was released in the lead-up to the Global Partnership for Education second Replenishment and Pledging Conference held in Brussels, Belgium on 26 June 2014. We spoke to Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board of Directors of the GPE and former Prime Minister of Australia on why more funding is needed to keep the promise of education.
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Changing the World for Girls Series: Podcast #1
In this episode of Changing the World for Girls, we talked to Dr. Adefunke Ekine, a lecturer at Tai Solarin University of Education in Nigeria, and Dr. Judith-Ann Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC).
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Putting learning at the centre of education
Why are some education systems failing children? Follow a discussion on putting learning at the centre of education.
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UN Special Adviser says gender equality and girls' education critical in post-2015 goals
With the international community assessing the gains made by the MDGs and forging a path for the future after the 2015 deadline, Ms. Amina Mohammed has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help create an inclusive and sustainable development plan.
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2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report calls for investment in developing young people's skills
One in five young people aged 15 to 24 in 123 low- and middle-income countries has been left out of primary education and lacks skills for work. Of these people, the majority are young women.
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Global Action Week promotes early childhood education
Every year, more than 200 million children under age 5 are not able to reach their full potential in cognitive development potential due to poverty, gender discrimination, conflict, malnutrition, inadequate care and lack of educational opportunities.
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What does it take to educate a girl?
Significant progress has been made towards providing education for all, yet according to UNESCO an estimated 67 million children still remain out of school – and over half of them are girls.
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Discussing the importance of achieving universal quality education for all children
The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for these efforts will culminate in a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November.  AUDIO listen

Summit participants join efforts to educate and empower girls
Representatives from United Nations agencies, governments, the private sector and civil society recently gathered at the Women & Girls Education Summit in New York, to explore linkages between girls’ education and economic development.
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Ghana strives for universal access to primary education by abolishing school fees
School fees are widely recognized as a major barrier to achieving Millennium Development Goal 2 on universal access to primary education.
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Education key to achieving Millennium Development Goals
With 69 million children still not enrolled in school, and only five years remaining until the United Nations Millennium Development Goals  (MDG) deadline, the State of Qatar, Save the Children, UNESCO and UNICEF are co-hosting a high-level round table luncheon on 22 September in New York.
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Gender equity beyond primary education
If girls and women in the developing world are to escape the cycle of poverty, the actions and investments that have helped more girls go to school need to be expanded beyond the primary level.
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Strides still needed in girls' education, says women's rights expert
Education is a key component of United Nations Millennium Development Goal 3: to promote gender equality and empowerment of women. According to UNICEF’s flagship ‘Progress for Children’ report 2010 – subtitled ’Achieving the MDGs with Equity’ – most countries have reached or are close to reaching the MDG target for gender parity in primary education.
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Educating Haiti’s children, six months on
Today marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing more than 220,000, displacing many more and severely affecting the education system.
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Poverty, conflict and girls' right to education
More than half of the 72 million primary school-aged children out of school are girls. These children mostly come from the world’s poorest communities and, in many cases, from nations with long histories of conflict
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Breaking the silence on gender-based violence in schools
For the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests about violence against girls and the role of education.
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Beyond Access: Quality Education for Life
The Millennium Development Goals call for universal access to education by 2015; however, simply getting children into school may not be enough to improve life opportunities for boys and girls and reduce the gender gap. 
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Breaking the barrier of exclusion
UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks to Mónica Alemán from the International Indigenous Women’s Forum and Maurice Bryan from Minority Rights Group International.
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Gender and Economics
As one magazine wrote recently, "Forget China, India and the Internet: economic growth is driven by women." and the World Bank and its partners are seeing to it that women all around the world are empowered to reach this aim.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #8
Natural Disasters and School Construction. Moderator Amy Costello hosts a discussion with Kate Stohr, Dr. Brian Tucker and Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #7
Rwanda’s Children, 14 Years after the Genocide. Moderator Amy Costello hosts two guests from Rwanda, Immaculee Ilibagiza and Dr. Kathy Kantengwa.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #6
Gender Equality. Moderator Amy Costello speaks with guests H.E. Vabah Gayflor, Nyaradzai Gumbonzvanda and H.E. Kirsti Lintonen about the importance of gender equality in the education systems in countries affected by emergencies.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #5
‘A World Fit for Children’. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests H.E. Dr. Minkailu Bah, Tove Romsaas Wang, Alan Court and Duhabo Goleecha about educating children in some of the world’s most challenging contexts.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #4
A Classroom Far from Home. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests President Jose Ramos-Horta and Dr. Rima Salah about educating refugee and displaced children.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #3
Education Under Attack. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Sibeso Luswata, Paul Martin and Geeta Verma about the role of education in countries affected by conflict or emerging from it.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #2
The War’s Over, Now Where’s Your Homework? Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Ishmael Beah, Nicholas Kristof and Dyan Mazurana about child soldiers and education, in the context of humanitarian aid delivery to conflict and post-crisis countries.
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‘Beyond School Books’ audio series - Segment #1
When Crises Strike Children. Moderator Amy Costello talks with guests Radhika Coomaraswamy and Gene Sperling about education as a human right and long-term development tool.
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Bridging Gender Gaps
For many years women in the developed world demanded equal rights and equal pay with men. Today they are climbing the ladder of success in the business world, crashing corporate glass ceilings. But how is it for the women of the developing world? Check out our podcast "Bridging Gender Gaps."
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Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 2
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth original Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah from Ghana offers a new diary entry about her experiences as a television news intern in London. Part 2 of 2.
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Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 1
UNICEF Radio and Voices of Youth original Digital Diarist Bernice Akuamoah from Ghana offers a new diary entry about her experiences as a television news intern in London. Part 1 of 2.
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