Recent Stories

All recent stories

As FIFA World Cup 2010 kicks off, Zambian youth journalists speak out

Dakar Declaration on Accelerating Girls’ Education and Gender Equality

Girls’ education conference concludes with strong call to focus on the most marginalized children

Safe havens protect children from abuse and exploitation in Benin

In Senegal, UNICEF Executive Director cites the urgency of education for all

Leaders for Education Series - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Poverty, conflict and girls' right to education

Leaders for Education Series - Sir Ben Kingsley

Leaders for Education Series - Paul Farmer

UNICEF Executive Director speaks out on girls' education and empowerment

Breaking the silence on gender-based violence in schools

Conference to tackle gender gap and give impetus to girls’ education

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Angélique Kidjo

Global: Angélique Kidjo Biography

Uganda Girls' Education Movement promotes schooling for vulnerable children in Uganda

Benin: It takes a community to educate a girl, or a boy, in Benin

India: UNICEF-EC programme gives a second chance to a would-be child bride in India

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Hilde F. Johnson

Global: Hilde F. Johnson Biography

Global: Leaders for Education Series - John T. Chambers

Global: FAWE Research Initiative 2010/2011 Call for Proposals

Global: John T. Chambers Biography

Global: The Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality (E4) Conference 

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Ana Ivanovic

Global: Ana Ivanovic Biography

Global: The Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality (E4) Conference 

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Navanethem Pillay

Global: Navanethem Pillay's Biography

Global: G(irls)20 Summit

Niegr: UNICEF and partners transforming lives of children through improved schools in Niger

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Ela Bhatt

Global: Ela Bhatt's Biography

Global: Leaders for Education Series - Zainab Salbi

Global: Zainab Salbi Biography 

Global: International Women's Day: Special podcast on education and gender equality

Global: UNGEI and Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Global: IIEP Newsletter January - April 2010: Revisiting global objectives for gender in education

Global: Improving Girls Education and Development with ICT

Afghanistan: More children in school in Afghanistan

Global: Online discussion on Gender equality, Education and Training - 10 January to 7 February

Benin: Mothers For Girls’ Education

Global: Thousands participate in Camfed’s film campaign on World AIDS Day

EAP Newsletter: "Gender Perspectives in Climate Change and Other Emergencies"

Sierre Leone: Girls’ Education Week helps girls recognize their potential in Sierra Leone

Special Feature Documentary: Transforming Education for a New Era

Global: Global committee meets at crucial point for girls' education

Global: World AIDS Day, December 1: Education is a right

Global: Convention brings progress on child rights, but challenges remain

Mothers’ campaign promotes girls’ right to schooling in northern Cameroon

Global: Documentary Film : 'We Are The People We’ve Been Waiting For'

Sierra Leone: “I am so proud I made it!”

Regional - APYouthNet E-Discussion On Education And Skills To Improve Employment For Young People

Vietnam: School boarding houses ensure local ethnic minority children complete their education

Nepal: Young Champion’s Consultation in South Asia

USA: Women Deliver 2010 Conference Scholarships

Yemen: Yemen: Educating Girls

United Kingdom: Girl Power: Girl Guides Unite for Schoolgirls in Africa

Global: FAWE joins Clinton Global Initiative in supporting investment in girls

India: Education Project in Rajasthan

Thailand: Evidence-based Advocacy for Gender and Education Workshop, Sept 8-11 in Bangkok, Thailand

Sri Lanka: The lens zoomed and focused on us

Global: H.M. Queen Rania of Jordan joins UNICEF in congratulating young women of Harlem

Global: Her Majesty Queen Rania signs up girls at Harlem’s Leadership Academy to UNGEI and 1 Goal

Kenya: Beating All Odds, Refugee Girl Shines At School

Sierra Leone: Partnering for girls’ education in Sierra Leone

Global: 1GOAL: Education For All campaign launched

Global: International Youth Day - 130 million young people still illiterate

Malaysia: Youth explore peace through creative expression

Global: The Truth About Youth

Global: CYP Asia Centre celebrates International Youth Day with full enthusiasm!

Global: Message by Juan Somavia Director-General of the International Labour Office on the occasion of International Youth Day

Global: Announcing: Dr. Kirk Commemorative Competition 2009

Bangladesh: 600,000 Bangladesh children guaranteed a decent education

Afghanistan: A window of hope for girls in Jalalabad

Global: International Youth Day - SUSTAINABILITY: Our Challenge. Our Future.

Global: UK reviews education programme in the developing world

Global: The Gender Perspectives of the Global Crisis of 2008

Global: Podcast on education and minority and indigenous groups

India: A ray of hope

FAWE and DANIDA partner to empower out-of-school girls in conflict-affected states

Yemen: A brave young girl who defied child marriage brings change to Yemen 

Japanese Government partners with UNICEF for ‘Thousand Classroom Project’ in Afghanistan

Overcoming barriers to girls’ education in Southern Sudan

Girls' Education Wins with Lunch and Mentors

World Conference on Higher Education closes with an appeal for investment and cooperation

The Secretary-General Message on World Population Day

Girls' education plays a large part in global development

Promoting quality education for every girl and boy in Niger

‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies.

Girls Education Wins with Lunch and Mentors

Innovative learning supplies for classrooms in Gaza

June 2009, Issue No. 26 - The World Day Against Child Labor

World Day Against Child Labour 2009: Give girls a chance: End child labour

DR Congo: Pounding rock and crushing potential: Child labour in DR Congo

Philippines: Girls in gold-mining: “I don’t want my children to be like me”

Global: Publication: Give girls a chance - Tackling child labour, a key to the future

Global: World Day Against Child Labour Web movie (2:45min)

Global: Activities of ILO and partners on World Day 2009

Global: World Day 2009: Give girls a chance: End child labour

Global: Make or Break: IMF’s new lease on life must benefit Education for All

Global:‘Education for All’ Faces $1.2 Billion Financing Gap

USA: First Ladies Pledge to Improve Maternal Health, Stop AIDS and Promote Girls' Education

Global: E-Forum on “Teachers and HIV & AIDS: Reviewing achievements

Zambia:“I Am a Leader, I Am an Entrepreneur”: Blogging from Zambia

Thailand: Photo Contest 2009 - Promoting Gender Equality in Education

Ethiopia: At Inter-Parliamentary Union conference, a call to action on adolescent girls' rights

Bhutan: Young Champions advocate EFA through Art and Quizzes

Rwanda: Rwanda's First Lady awards girls for their academic excellence

USA: 'Girl Power' reception outlines plans for UN task force on adolescent girls

Global: "The real girl power"

Afghanistan: Two afghan women get to grips with shop signs

Eritrea: Women teachers celebrated as role models for girl students

Gaza: 'Everything is destroyed': Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza

Sudan: Child Club in South Darfur

Ghana: Students in Ghana dream big

United States: ‘Everything is destroyed’: Siblings describe destruction of their school in Gaza

Jordan: UNICEF's Eminent Advocate, Queen Rania, speaks out on Gaza crisis

United States: As UN aid operations are suspended, a Gaza teenager describes life amidst conflict

Nepal: Commitment to girls' education

Norway: Leaders pledge that ‘Education for All’ will not suffer during economic crisis

Norway: A “sense of urgency” underscores Eighth High Level Group meeting on Education For All

Global: Shaping gender attitudes in the classroom

Jordan: Queen Rania spoofs Letterman’s Top 10 while accepting award at YouTube Live

Afghanistan: UNICEF condemns attacks on schools in Afghanistan

Niger: Aichatou's story: New skills protect a former street vendor from exploitation in Niger

Liberia: Protecting girls and women from sexual violence in post-war Liberia

Brazil: Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan visits a UNICEF-supported school project in Brazil

Argentina: Queen Rania of Jordan promotes quality education

Benin: Fourth ‘All Girls to School’ campaign launches

United Kingdom: Camfed founder receives Women of the Year award

Mauritania: New programme increases school enrolment, especially for girls

Global: UN event features $4.5 billion pledge to support ‘Education for All’

Switzerland: How emergencies open the door to gender-equal education

Malawi: Improved sanitation keeps more girls in school

Sierre Leone: Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo urges girls to 'change the face of Africa'

Zambia: Campaign breaks the silence on child abuse

Global: New grant unlocks education and economic opportunities in rural Africa

Eritrea: Sara Communication Initiative helps a young widow return to school

Brazil: Breaking gender barriers: A young woman’s quest in a male-dominated profession

Switzerland: Geneva workshop to address gender equity issues in emergencies

Nepal: Young advocates for education and gender equality meet in Nepal

China: UNICEF to set up ‘child-friendly spaces’ in the Sichuan earthquake zone

Global: UNESCO publishes 'The Right to Education: Monitoring standard-setting instruments of UNESCO'

Global: Commonwealth study looks at classrooms and other aspects of schooling processes in 30 schools across seven countries

Thailand: South-East Asian countries unite to reach the unreached

Myanmar: Access to education remains a major challenge in post-Nargis Myanmar 

United States: Dr. Changu Mannathoko appears on "Straight Talk" Africa

Nepal: Improving Islamic schools, increasing possibilities for Nepalese girls

United States: Women parliamentarians lead major changes in African politics

England: Runners’ efforts keep hundreds of girls in school

Bangladesh: School readiness model gains momentum in Bangladesh

United States: Global collaboration for early childhood education

Zimbabwe: Reviving African tales, a writer helps educate girls

United States: "Where the Water Meets the Sky" wins Best Global Insight award at Jackson Hole Film Festival

Nepal: UNGEI meeting in Kathmandu calls for equity, gender and quality in education

Global: Special podcast: Women and girls tell their stories through film and radio documentaries

Togo: ‘Gender and Equity’ campaign shows success, as more parents are putting girls through school

Nigeria: Promoting girls' eduction: The experience of Nigeria

South Africa: UNICEF, Mandela Foundation and Hamburg Society consolidate ‘Schools for Africa’

Global: 75 million children out of school, according to new UIS data

Rwanda: First Lady awards young women for their scholastic achievements

Global: 3000 visit UNESCO’s online forum on inclusive education

Mozambique: Community radio encourages girls’ education

Afghanistan: Children forced to work to help pay off family debts

Afghanistan: ‘Young Champions’ support girls’ education

Botswana: Digital Diarist Tsholofelo Selufaro speaks about child labor in Botswana

Global: Africa’s Finance Ministers Look at Education as Opportunity, Not as Expenditure

Global: Statement by Cheryl Gregory Faye, Head of UNGEI Secretariat, on the occasion of Global Action Week 2008

Nigeria: First Lady commits to girls’ education

Lao PDR: UNICEF and partners lay new foundations for education with child-friendly schools

Kenya: Mkomani, an island school connected to the world

Kenya: Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Girls’ education in Kenya’s largest slum

Sudan: Celebrating the second anniversary of Southern Sudan’s ‘Go To School’ campaign

Afghanistan: Communities 'stand up to violence' as the new school year begins

Denise’s story: Small grant brings wealth of knowledge to Mozambican youth

Malawi: Schools for Africa: Portrait of a role model for girls and women

Egypt: Drive to boost girls' education

Rehabilitation and training programmes give girls a better education in Guinea-Bissau

Mobilizing resources for girls' education during the Commission on the Status of Women

Life-skills education for girls helps end the cycle of abuse in Malawi

Footballer Stephen Appiah promotes education with a surprise visit to his former school

African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Sandra Nyarko interviews her fellow students in Ghana

African Cup of Nations: Youth reporter Samuel Tronu tells a story of Ellen's struggle to stay in school

Globalization Requires Education Reforms in Middle East and North Africa, Report Says

Youth reporters promote education during the MTN Africa Cup of Nations, GHANA 2008

Hope for Haiti’s restavecs: South-South cooperation against child labour

Kenya: Following post-election conflict, thousands miss the first day of school

News note: The hopes of Kenya’s children hanging in the balance

UNICEF and Confederation of African Football unite to promote quality education for all

Donor support helps WFP expand activities in Myanmar

'Beyond School Books’ – an audio series on education in emergencies: Segment #5

'Beyond School Books’ – an audio series on education in emergencies: Segment #4

Girls’ Champion Joins Camfed Tanzania

Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 2

Bernice’s Digital Diary: A Ghanaian girl’s take on London - Part 1

'Beyond School Books’ – an audio series on education in emergencies: Segment #3

'Beyond School Books’ – an audio series on education in emergencies: Segment #2

'Beyond School Books’ – an audio series on education in emergencies: Segment #1

Fatuma’s Digital Diary: Daily life for girls in the slums of Kenya

UNICEF and partners support local community schools for Guinean girls and boys

Accelerated Learning Programme gives conflict-affected youths a chance for education

Nafa schools mean a second chance for Guinean girls

Palestinian children face the challenges of getting an education during conflict

Footballer Marcel Desailly teaches girls in Ghana about success on and off the field

Mongolia faces challenges keeping ‘herder children’ in school

Out of sight – girls in mining

Angélique Kidjo raises awareness on child rights in her native Benin

FIFA-UNICEF campaign under way to break down gender barriers in schools

Guinea-Bissau school rehab programme: A better chance for girls and boys alike

‘Goals for Girls!’ campaign kicks off

Football helps girls in Brazil put exploitation behind them

Bilingual-intercultural education aims to keep indigenous girls and boys in school

‘Mirame’ book launch shines a light on challenges facing indigenous girls in Guatemala

Girls' Education Movement amplifies ‘Children's Voices’ in Sudan

Solomon Islands: Youth employment: “We are not the problem, we are the solution”

School campaign supports girls’ education and achievement in Rwanda

Child-friendly schools give hope to a young girl in El Alto, Bolivia

Learning under trees in South Sudan

Jane’s Digital Diary: Malawian girls’ rights on the line

Zimbabwe: Norway Cup gives girls from Harare a chance to triumph

India: Villages across Gujarat celebrate a massive school enrolment drive

With help from the Government of Japan, Southern Sudan rebuilds its schools

Burkina Faso: Clubs help girls stay in school and succeed

Burkinabe communities struggle to support early childhood education centres

In Cameroon, changing attitudes and safe water mean more girls in school

Philippines: Making future harvests without child labour

Improved, child-friendly schools offer girls a better future in Sierra Leone

Female teachers help to rebuild Afghanistan’s education system

UNICEF and local partners promote child-friendly schools in Rwanda

Chinyanta’s Digital Diary: A Zambian teen fights for child rights and gender equality

Executive Board looks at UNICEF’s priorities in education for all

Queen Rania, UNICEF's Eminent Advocate for Children, shares Morocco’s successes

With mothers’ help, more girls are going to school in Cameroon

Uganda: Girls beat boys in primary school literacy

Zimbabwe: Profile on Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network

A letter from Sunita: Keeping our promises on girls’ education

‘Girl Stars’ reach out to rural India through films on the power of education

World Vision hosts Global Campaign for Education

2007 Global Action Week calls for Education as a Human Right

In India, a young woman follows her heart and breaks barriers

World Vision: Food rations improving female attendance at school in Burundi

Nigeria: Girls’ Education Project focuses on getting students back to school

UNICEF Education Adviser from Eastern and Southern Africa finds similar issues around early childhood education

Child-friendly schools support girls’ education in Cambodia

Empowering women through literacy in northern Nigeria

Mamiwhe’s story: Advancing girls’ education for the sake of Liberia’s future

Displaced with her family in northern Iraq, a girl dreams of education

For a young Iraqi woman, a second chance to learn and grow

On International Women’s Day, an Iraqi mother and daughter pursue education against the odds

Former head of education to lead CAMFED Zambia

At UN panel, girls describe challenges keeping their peers out of school

A former child soldier speaks out at UN session on challenges facing girls

Liberia’s President tells UN and UNICEF delegates education is key to development

Formerly abducted into rebel forces, a Liberian girl makes a new start

Youth voices heard at opening of UN Commission on the Status of Women

Cheryl Gregory Faye becomes new Head of UNGEI Secretariat

Community-based schools in remote areas

Burkina Faso training centre helps protect young women from exploitation

UNICEF Executive Director visits child-centred projects in Egypt

Uganda launches education campaign for war-affected children

Liberia Partners’ Forum: High-Level Meeting Mulls Liberia’s Prospects for Recovery, Growth

In India, ‘Girl Stars’ show that determination and education are keys to success

Children’s voices contribute to the drafting of a national life skills framework in Botswana

Pakistan: New education policy with the help of World Vision

Afghans determined to rebuild, no matter the obstacles

World Vision Romania - Making strides in promoting Education for All

In Djibouti, Fatouma struggles to become her village’s first female high school graduate

Mothers Clubs playing a crucial role advocating for girls’ education in Gambia

A young Roma woman in Serbia overcomes poverty and discrimination

School access a challenge for girls at camps in northern Uganda

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director talks women’s and children’s rights in the Middle East and Africa

Girls’ education – a lethal blow to AIDS

GEM clubs help more girls get to school in Southern Sudan

World AIDS Day 2006

Global partners meet in Cairo to advance girls’ education and early childhood care

Burundi: World Vision opens new school feeding project

Pre-school classes boost girls’ enrolment in northern Nigeria

Educating young children left behind in China’s poor and remote communities

Winnie Farao: A success story for girls' education in Zimbabwe

Back to School: Interview with Gene Sperling

Back to School: Interview with Angélique Kidjo

A recipe for success in Papua New Guinea

Tanzania: The Long Road to Success

CAMFED Director Wins International Prize

‘Chile Grows with You’ policy promotes early childhood development

Despite challenges, early childhood development efforts move forward in Iraq

Children in Lebanon return to school at last

Mali: Girls' secondary scholarship program

The UN Secretary-General’s Study Report on Violence against Children

Children in Lebanon return to school at last

World Teachers' Day 2006

World Vision: ‘Catch-up’ kids saved from permanent school expulsion in Pakistan

Teachers go back to school in southern Sudan

UNICEF Executive Director: Girls’ education vital for developing world

China: Chalking about a revolution

UNICEF Executive Director speaks up for women at Clinton Global Initiative

Liberia: Student to attend confab in US

Dropping guns for books in Haiti

Donor meeting reviews the work of UNICEF on Girls’ Education and the way forward

Boost for the Education For All Fast Track Initiative

Communities find innovative ways to raise money for students in Zimbabwe

Save the Children: Armed conflict creating crisis in education for 43 million children

Delivering quality, child-centred education in Pakistan’s earthquake zone

Preparing the Girl-child for National Development

Islamic Revival in Syria Is Led by Women

Education and awareness make progress against female genital cutting in Kenya

Area Development Programme helps girls back to school in Rajasthan 

Women Matter - In All of the Millennium Goals 

Schools shelter Palestinian families displaced by violence in Gaza

Students help make school more ‘child-friendly’ in Mozambique 

Opening school doors for girls and disadvantaged children in Bangladesh

Documentary highlights work of The Citizens Foundation

Sri Lankan schoolgirls killed and injured amid escalating violence

AIDS Conference reviews evidence linking girls’ education and HIV prevention

Plummeting enrolments and escalating violence against girls

Donation from the Netherlands supports girls’ education campaign in Benin

Barclays teams up with UNICEF South Africa to strengthen Girls' Ed and HIV Prevention

‘Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) for Africa’ Second Annual Capacity Building Workshop

WFP and Stanford University Press release new series on hunger

7th EFA Working Group Meeting

Winning the gender gap war in Turkey

Ghana's call for abolition of school fees

For girls in South Darfur, finishing primary school is a major milestone

Summer schedule helps mountain schools in Pakistan's quake zone catch up

Child-friendly schools give Cambodian children a boost

Rocio Bello Bautista, 15, builds resilience through street football in Peru

Football offers Lela, 17, a chance to travel outside Georgia

Healing Classrooms Help Children Recover from Disaster

Partners Respond to the Indonesian Earthquake: Education is a high priority

Enrolment drive sends almost 600,000 girls and boys to school in Gujarat, India

Nane Annan meets vulnerable girls in Freetown

Promoting flexible education for nomadic populations in Africa

Getting children to school in Southern Sudan

Ghana and UK: Song is song all over the world 

Art Auction for CAMFED

Colombia education project reaches children kept out of school by conflict

A UNICEF-supported centre in Mali helps young women in distress

Colombia education project reaches children kept out of school by conflict 

Adventure Travelers Are Compelled to Support Girls' Education

Alternative Basic Education keeps pastoral children’s dreams alive

Harm children no more: Why Africa must rediscover Soweto

UNICEF: In Ethiopia, better education for a better future

Closing the gender gap: An Ethiopian girl shines shoes to pay for school

Football helps Ivna Chérie, 11, forget violence in Haiti

‘Welcome to School’: Rallying for universal access to education in Nepal

Girls’ attendance doubles in Afghan schools

Naomi Siombua, 15, builds confidence playing football in a Kenyan slum 

Tackling the causes of gender inequalities in Angolan schools

Afghanistan: A chance to learn 

World Bank to prioritize investment in education through EFA Fast Track Initiative 

Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan to discuss EFA developments

UNICEF: Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo cites benefits of girls’ education in Senegal

Malaysian women’s futsal tournament promotes healthy living

Global walk: A triumphant step against child hunger

Global Campaign for Education – more teachers needed

A plan to get girls in school in Pakistan

DRC: Greater access to education for girls

Benin: I want to go to school

Kenya’s abolition of school fees offers lessons for rest of Africa

UK Government announces $15 billion to deliver education for all

France gives 1 million euros to WFP operations in Yemen

Afghanistan: UNICEF Deputy Executive Director stresses need for education for all

At the Children’s World Water Forum, a girl from Kenya shares her views

Girls speak out at World Water Forum in Mexico City

UNICEF Mexico’s Advisory Board launches campaign urging voters to focus on child education in upcoming elections

Iran: Adult education offers new opportunities and options to Iranian women

Sport gives girls in Gaza a new outlook

Oxfam Programme Insights: Education and Gender series

After-school computer classes on volcanic São Tomé

Girls' education and empowerment in Zimbabwe

Turkey: 'Hey Girls, Let’s Go to School!'

South Africa: ‘GEM and bread’ help nourish communities

The State of the World's Children: Abused and neglected, millions of children have become virtually invisible says UNICEF report

Botswana: ‘Telling the Story’ of girls’ education

World AIDS Day

Delegates at meeting on ‘Education for All’ say urgent work is needed to achieve 2015 goal

Building a just society through gender equality




ShareThis iconShareThis

Email icon Email this article

Printer icon Printer Friendly