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International Day of the Girl 2018: five moments to cherish
International Day of the Girl 2018: five moments to cherish

Following a momentous week of campaigning around International Day of the Girl, we spotlight five key moments which brought partners together to champion girls’ rights, take action for gender equality in education, and draw attention to needs and opportunities for developing a skilled GirlForce.

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12 years to break barriers and leave no girl behind
12 years to break barriers and leave no girl behind
During the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the governments of the UK, Canada, France, Jordan, Kenya and Niger, as well as leading multilateral agencies and civil society organisations, came together to co-host an event entitled '12 Years to Break Barriers and Leave No Girl Behind.'  Read More >
UN General Assembly: Pressing for the empowerment of girls through education
UN General Assembly: Pressing for the empowerment of girls through education
High among the UNGA priority discussion areas this year is the goal of delivering equitable, quality and inclusive education that leaves no one behind, with a special focus on girls. Here we share to our ‘top five’ gender and education focused events, with links to livestreams and further information.

 

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G20 Education Ministers’ Declaration 2018: unleashing potential through education
G20 Education Ministers’ Declaration 2018: unleashing potential through education
The G20 today convened its first ministerial-level meeting on education in Mendoza, Argentina, bringing together member state ministers for education and employment, leading to a declaration affirming their commitment to SDG4. Read More >
Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF
Half of world’s teens experience peer violence in and around school – UNICEF

Half of students aged 13 to 15 worldwide – around 150 million – report having experienced peer-to-peer violence in and around school, according to a new report released by UNICEF today. An Everyday Lesson: #ENDviolence in Schools is released as part of the UNICEF #ENDviolence global campaign.

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