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Classroom in Old Havana - photo credit UN Photo/Mark Garten

Recommendations for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to help maintain momentum for girls’ education

This blog was written by Gemma Wilson-Clark, Team Leader and Senior Education Advisor at UNICEF All opinions expressed in this blog are her own and are not attributable to or endorsed by UNICEF. Last week, from 4 to 6 July 2018, I attended a roundtable at Wilton Park hosted by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth […]

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A Syrian child looks into a school classroom damaged during a reported air strike on March 7, 2017, in the opposition-held town of Utaya, near the city of Damascus.

Education Under Attack 2018

A global study of attacks on schools, universities, their students and staff In countries across the globe from Afghanistan to Colombia to India to Mali to Turkey to Yemen, to name just a few, students, teachers, and educational facilities are under siege. Targeted killings, rape, abduction, child recruitment, intimidation, threats, military occupation, and destruction of […]

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Girls’ education is improving, but not for all

By Dr Sharon Tao, Gender and Inclusion Adviser for Cambridge Education and UKFIET Executive Committee member. This blog was originally written for UNICEF and posted on 16 April 2018. Reposted with permission. UNICEF has commissioned 10 papers by leading researchers and practitioners to stimulate debate around educational challenges in Eastern and Southern Africa: a region […]

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Uganda, Kitengeesa. A worker trims and stacks sanitary pads before they are lined and sewn at the AFRIpads factory. Started by volunteers in 2009, AFRIpads manufactures reusable fibre sanitary pads. Credit: Nyani Quarmyne/Panos.

Can better sanitary care help keep African girls in school?

This blog was written by Elizabeth Tofaris, University of Cambridge, on behalf of the the Impact Initiative for international development research. The Impact Initiative seeks to connect policymakers and practitioners with the world-class social science research supported by the ESRC-DFID Strategic Partnership, maximising the uptake and impact of research from: (i) the Joint Fund for […]

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