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International Day of the Girl Child 2013
International Day of the Girl Child 2013
UNGEI and its partners mark International Day of the Girl Child with the international community. Read More >
Global Activities: International Day of the Girl Child 2013
Global Activities: International Day of the Girl Child 2013

Celebrations to mark International Day of the Girl Child and this year's theme, Innovate to Educate, are being held around the world. We've compiled a list of the action from UNGEI and it's partners.

 

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Girls’ Education in a Changing World: Innovation For Learning
Girls’ Education in a Changing World: Innovation For Learning

UNGEI is pleased to release this blog on International Day of the Girl Child to celebrate the importance of girls and how education can be the force that propels them to reach their full potential.

 

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Innovative Solutions: Breaking the Mold of Girls’ Empowerment Initiatives
Innovative Solutions: Breaking the Mold of Girls’ Empowerment Initiatives
Female empowerment programs have existed now for many years all over the world. However, we cannot fall into complacency and allow such programs to become a cliché. UNGEI partners work continuously to push forward new and innovative programs that will best ensure that girls aren’t held back from realizing their full potential. Read More >
Innovative Solutions: Working with and through the Community
Innovative Solutions: Working with and through the Community

Innovative approaches to addressing the challenges of girls' education requires the engagement of everyone in the community. An environment that fosters and supports girls' education will help bring about changes that have a greater and more lasting impact.

 

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Innovative Solutions: Partnerships are Key to Promoting Girls
Innovative Solutions: Partnerships are Key to Promoting Girls' Education
In an increasingly changing and interconnected world, partnerships are more important than ever to find innovative solutions for sustainable development. UNGEI is a great example of how we can leverage the power of partnerships to make a greater impact. Around the world, other innovative partnerships have been forged to address the challenges and bottlenecks of girls' education.  Read More >
Innovative Solutions: Sport, Play and Recreation for a Brighter Future
Innovative Solutions: Sport, Play and Recreation for a Brighter Future
Around the world, cross-cutting sport programs are being used as a vehicle to improve learning, increase school attendance, foster girls’ participation in their communities and promote social responsibility. Read More >
Innovative Solutions: Going Mobile
Innovative Solutions: Going Mobile
In many countries, getting to school can be a daily challenge. Innovative approaches can turn this around and instead of girls going to school, the school goes to them.  Read More >
Innovative Solutions: Youth Mobilization and Activism Empowers Girls to Speak Out and Attend School
Innovative Solutions: Youth Mobilization and Activism Empowers Girls to Speak Out and Attend School

Education is one of the most critical areas of youth empowerment and mobilization, especially for girls, who consistently face exclusion and discrimination over the course of their lives.

 

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Innovative Solutions: Getting those Out of School, Back into School
Innovative Solutions: Getting those Out of School, Back into School
The obligation to provide quality education for all girls cannot be achieved without targeted efforts to enroll or re-enroll girls who are currently out of school. Innovative solutions are needed to safeguard out-of-school girls’ right to quality education.

 

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Innovative Solutions: Girls Empowering Girls through Mentoring
Innovative Solutions: Girls Empowering Girls through Mentoring
Innovative girl-to-girl mentoring programmes engage girls to play an active part in achieving gender equality in education. In these programmes, older girls are matched with younger girls in need of support to stay in school and succeed in their education.  Read More >
Innovative Solutions: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Fund Education
Innovative Solutions: Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Fund Education

One of the greatest barriers to girls’ education is the lack of financial means to pay for school-related fees. However, through innovative entrepreneurial programmes – targeted at girls themselves or their family members - girls and boys have a better chance of going to school, and staying in school.

 

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Innovative Solutions: Thinking Outside of the Box, through Film and Art
Innovative Solutions: Thinking Outside of the Box, through Film and Art
One of the greatest hurdles in guaranteeing every girl’s right to an education is to change the mindsets of policy makers, community leaders and family members. Film is an original and promising vehicle to transform attitudes and move people to act on behalf of girls’ education.

 

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