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Global Partnership for Education News Flash, March 2016
Global Partnership for Education News Flash, March 2016

Learn more about the challenges that girls in developing countries face to get an education and the benefits that educating girls brings by exploring the Global Partnership for Education’s March 2016 news flash resources.

 

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Women fight terror through education
Women fight terror through education
Education has become a response to terror attacks in Pakistan - and women are at the forefront.  Read More >
'Girls' education is the global civil rights issue of our time'
Around the world girls are faced with far greater social, health and economic risks than boys - we have to correct that imbalance, argues activist Chernor Bah, in his article posted on The Guardian. Read More >
Join us on Instagram
Join us on Instagram

We want you to help us with our investigation. Join us on Instagram where we have just launched (@GEMReport). Send us photos of your textbooks marked #BetweenTheLines that you feel are positive examples of the way education is promoting gender equality, and sustainable development more widely, and of those you feel are perpetuating traditional norms and biases. 

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Plan International launches French website
Plan International launches French website
Plan International France dévoile aujourd'hui son nouveau site internet.

 

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Girls
Girls' Education: A Pathway to a Better Life
What Works in Girls Education, a new book published by The Brookings Institution, extols the far-reaching benefits of educating young women and girls around the world. Read More >
UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting calls for renewed focus on gender equality and girls’ education
UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (GAC) meeting calls for renewed focus on gender equality and girls’ education
UNGEI’s annual GAC meeting presents a valuable opportunity to convene partners and connect, take stock of activities, exchange ideas, and recommit to the way forward in advancing our shared girls’ education and gender equality agenda. Read More >
16 Day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
16 Day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
The Global Working Group to End SRGBV is a group of 30 partners advocating for all schools to be free from gender-based violence. The Global Working Group are pleased to join the16 Days campaign and to raise awareness on SRGBV and the urgency with which we must address it. Available materials include a Call to Action and social media materials including daily blogs from partners. Read More >
A Data Revolution for Education 2030
A Data Revolution for Education 2030
The fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is a global dream about quality education for all children, youth and adults. But this ambitious vision will remain just that – a dream – without a concrete plan and real commitment. We need a data-driven mechanism to ensure that every effort and dollar are targeted to transform the promise of quality education for all into reality. Read More >
What works in girls’ education: Evidence for the world’s best investment
What works in girls’ education: Evidence for the world’s best investment
Every girl deserves a high-quality education. And yet, in virtually every nation resources are scarce and those arguing for a greater investment in girls' education must come to the table with not only a soft heart but also hard-headed evidence. Read More >
The unfinished business of girls’ rights - New report by Plan International says girls put education at the top of their priorities
The unfinished business of girls’ rights - New report by Plan International says girls put education at the top of their priorities
In new research conducted for Plan International’s annual report on the State of the World’s Girls, it is clear how much girls value education both in and out of school. Read More >
Gender equality – it can’t yet be counted but it most certainly counts
Gender equality – it can’t yet be counted but it most certainly counts
This week, the 2015 EFA GMR Gender Summary was launched in time for International Day of the Girl Child. It showed that despite significant progress made, fewer than half of countries have achieved gender parity in both primary and secondary education. Read More >
UNGEI Marks International Day of the Girl Child: The Power of the Adolescent Girl
UNGEI Marks International Day of the Girl Child: The Power of the Adolescent Girl
A high-level discussion forum including prominent girls’ education advocates from partner organizations and keynote speaker Chelsea Clinton, was held at UNICEF headquarters to mark International Day of the Girl Child. The panel discussion was part of a full day of celebrations drawing global attention to the importance of increased social, economic, and political investment in adolescent girls both today and in the future.  Read More >
Less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in education
Less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in education
A new Gender Report released jointly by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa - have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it by 2005. Read More >
Education Shines Hope for Girls in Kenya
Education Shines Hope for Girls in Kenya's Largest Slum
As the voices of this generation, we can shape how our world will be in 2030. Let's continue to create safe places where girls' education is celebrated and their rights championed. Let's shine hope in the places that need it most. Read More >
Why Gender Equality Is the Most Critical of All the Global Goals
Why Gender Equality Is the Most Critical of All the Global Goals
At the end of this month, thousands of representatives from all over the world will gather in New York. They will witness the launch of the most ambitious universal effort since the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Read More >
Consultation with Ugandan Youth on UNGEI’s Forthcoming Youth Engagement Strategy
Consultation with Ugandan Youth on UNGEI’s Forthcoming Youth Engagement Strategy
On September 3rd and 4th, youth leaders gathered in Kampala, Uganda for a consultation on UNGEI’s forthcoming Youth Engagement Strategy. Read More >
Schooling for girls worldwide to be assessed using new index
Schooling for girls worldwide to be assessed using new index
An advocacy group set up by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Foreign Policy Magazine are launching an annual index to assess the availability and quality of education for girls around the world. Read More >
4th Annual Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference
4th Annual Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference
UNICEF with Columbia University will host the 4th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (Wins) Conference on Thursday October 22nd 2015 from 9am to 5pm (Eastern Standard Time). Read More >
What Are Social Norms, and How Can Understanding Them Help Us Prevent Gender-Based Violence?
What Are Social Norms, and How Can Understanding Them Help Us Prevent Gender-Based Violence?
We all know about the clear social norms that can help keep our daily social interactions running smoothly. But social norms may also sanction practices that are extremely harmful, like gender-based violence, experienced by over one in three women throughout the world. Read More >
Better education for a better world: Education International’s World Congress
Better education for a better world: Education International’s World Congress
Two thousand people from 400 teachers unions and associations across 171 countries arrive in Ottawa this week to assess the impact of the collective efforts of educators in the past four years at Education International's seventh World Congress. Read More >
#FFD3: 10 Facts That Explain Why The Fight For Global Education Is All About The Money
#FFD3: 10 Facts That Explain Why The Fight For Global Education Is All About The Money
Ending extreme poverty around the world costs money—a lot of it. It's particularly important for global education. The investment is worth it—and honestly, achievable—if governments work together to make it a top priority. Read More >
Oslo high level summit on Education for Development: initial reflections
Oslo high level summit on Education for Development: initial reflections
Throughout the Summit there were many positive words on girls’ education – although no specific initiative emerged.  With Michelle Obama and so many others championing girls’ education there is already much momentum on girls’ education. Read More >
World leaders to Oslo for Summit on Education for Development
World leaders to Oslo for Summit on Education for Development
Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Read More >
Sierra Leone poised to lift bar on pregnant girls being educated
Sierra Leone poised to lift bar on pregnant girls being educated
The decision to continue the school ban on pregnant girls in Sierra Leone could soon be reversed as the government inches towards an agreement with international agencies. Read More >
Camfed
Camfed's CAMA alumnae network joins the First Lady: “We are ready to lead the charge”
On the Day of the African Child, Fiona Mavhinga, one of the founding members of Camfed’s CAMA alumnae network, joined the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama in London to discuss just what it takes to #LetGirlsLearn. Read More >
People are finally talking about the thing nobody wants to talk about
People are finally talking about the thing nobody wants to talk about
Elynn Walter is an activist whose mission is to improve hygiene in low-income countries. She works with the group WASH Advocates (WASH stands for "water, sanitation and hygiene"). Her issue is critical. Across the developing world, tens of millions of girls face major difficulties managing their monthly period. Read More >
The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the East and South-East Asia regions
The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the East and South-East Asia regions
Much remains to be done to overcome the twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the East and Southeast Asia regions, according to a recent report by the Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) programme, an ILO research initiative jointly with UNICEF and the World Bank. Read More >
Kenyan teachers blacklisted for sex with students
Kenyan teachers blacklisted for sex with students

Kenya's authorities have banned 126 teachers for "gross misconduct", most for sexual abuse of their students. The governing body said the teachers would not be allowed to teach again.

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World Day against Child Labour 2015
World Day against Child Labour 2015
On 12 June 2015, the World Day against Child Labour, the ILO, in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO and UNGEI, are launching a report, "The twin challenges of child labour and educational marginalisation in the East and South-East Asia region" and organizing a panel discussion about the linkage between accessible quality education and the elimination of child labour in the East and South East Asia region. Read More >
Summit in Washington, D.C. Addresses Gender-Based Violence and Education
Summit in Washington, D.C. Addresses Gender-Based Violence and Education
Futures Without Violence and George Washington University’s Global Women’s Institute hosted the second Open Square Summit to explore the obstacles that can prevent education for women and girls worldwide. Read More >
World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education
World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education
A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organizations and youth groups.  Read More >
World Education Forum will set roadmap for global education until 2030
World Education Forum will set roadmap for global education until 2030
The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015), which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea.  The conference will set out a global roadmap for Education until 2030. Read More >
School-related gender-based violence is a major barrier to education equality
School-related gender-based violence is a major barrier to education equality
New report by EFA Global Monitoring Report looks closely at the largely unreported issue of school related gender-based violence. Read More >
Charging ahead on girls
Charging ahead on girls' education without grassroots support?
High-level global education project Charge aims to tackle the second generation of girls' education issues - the support of local groups and leaders will be crucial Read More >
UNESCO’s Executive Board unanimously sign up to protect “Learning without Fear”
UNESCO’s Executive Board unanimously sign up to protect “Learning without Fear”
Fifty-eight countries have signed up to the first ever UNESCO resolution on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), “Learning without fear” Read More >
World Education Forum
World Education Forum
The World Education Forum will take place in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 19-22 May, 2015 and aims to build a powerful new education agenda that will transform lives. Read More >
Innovation and action in funding girls
Innovation and action in funding girls' education
Girls’ education functions as a force multiplier in international development, yielding economic and social returns at the individual, family and societal levels. Educated mothers are less likely to die of complications related to pregnancy, and their children experience lower rates of mortality and malnutrition. Read More >
Rally for Safe Schools: Experts gather to discuss gender-related school-based violence
Rally for Safe Schools: Experts gather to discuss gender-related school-based violence
UNGEI hosted a side event for #CSW59, which brought together a panel of top education and development experts to draw attention to a worldwide problem that threatens children’s right to education: school-related gender-based violence. Read More >
No Girl Left Behind - Education in Africa
No Girl Left Behind - Education in Africa
On International Women’s Day, Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education remember the challenges girls face in education. Read More >
Let Girls Learn Initiative
Let Girls Learn Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps launched a new effort on the Let Girls Learn initiative to help break down barriers to girls’ education Read More >
Rallying to end school-related gender-based violence
Rallying to end school-related gender-based violence
Launch of the GMR-UNESCO-UNGEI policy brief on gender-based violence in and around schools Read More >
Launch of first major OECD report on gender and education - Thursday 5 March 2015
Launch of first major OECD report on gender and education - Thursday 5 March 2015
In advance of International Women’s Day (8 March), the OECD will launch a new report on gender and education. Read More >
Child Marriage Outlawed in Malawi
Child Marriage Outlawed in Malawi
After five years of advocacy by Let Girls Lead (LGL) partners and other key organizations, the government of Malawi has voted to pass a National Marriage Law increasing the legal age of marriage from 15 to 18 years. Read More >
2016 Education Report Consultation
2016 Education Report Consultation
The Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) invites you to share your views to help develop the forthcoming 2016 Education Report. The online public consultation is open until 28 January 2015. Read More >
Women
Women's Rights Have No Country
 There is no blueprint for holding fast against the arguments used to dismiss women's humanity, or defending our hard won human rights. It's time to meet, to brainstorm and try new formats. Read More >
#DrawDisability Campaign: Submissions Open
#DrawDisability Campaign: Submissions Open
Submissions are now open for a global art campaign that aims to raise young people’s awareness of disabilities and inclusion. All children and young people are invited to participate, and schools from around the world are encouraged to get involved in the campaign - which aims to highlight the accomplishments as well as the challenges that PWD have encountered in communities across the globe. Read More >

 

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