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2016 – Year in Review

As we come to the end of a tumultuous 2016 there can’t be many people who fail to recognise the historic nature of democratic decisions taken this year. From Brexit to Trump’s election, the rise of populism will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future. For those of us fighting inequality and injustice and who have asked the question over the years ‘just how much inequality can a society take before people figh
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Girls Education Forum 2016

Though political tides change, promises to girls must still be kept

In the midst of post-Brexit turmoil in the UK, DFID hosted the Girls’ Education Forum, putting a spotlight on girls’ education in the world’s poorest countries. The UK Government pledged £100m to support 175,000 girls return to school when circumstances such as conflict, early marriage or pregnancy have forced them to leave. The gathering of governments, civil society representatives and education c
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Sarah Beeching at Women Deliver

Women Deliver: Education and Women’s Health

“I obviously knew that education was important, but being here and listening to the sessions, I now realise how essential it is and I’m blown away” Midwife from South Africa. The fifth triennial Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16-19 May) marked a shift from a women’s health dominated agenda, to a focus on how gender equality can be achieved, and the Sustainable Development Goals delivered.   Throwing
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Girls Education

Here’s a thought! What could we achieve if all girls attended secondary school?

66% of the world’s illiterate population are female and only 8% of girls finish secondary school. The outcomes of investing in girls’ education are substantial. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential, as well as reduce poverty in her community. The education of girls results in healthier lives, fewer children, less child marriage, reduced HIV and aids, increased employment and a better
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There’s girl power in the air as Julia Gillard inspires girls to take education seriously

Julia Gillard appeared alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and actress Charlize Theron at a recent event called The Power of an Educated Girl. The event hosted by Glamour took place in front of a diverse audience at the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, not physically far from the UN building where world leaders were meeting for the 70th UN General Assembly, but a world away in one of the poorest districts
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Financing Health and Education: Girls Driving Development

This week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 70th annual meeting of the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda and the official launch of the Global Goals. Sarah Beeching organised a side event at the UNGA together with The Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, UNAIDS and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis. The ev
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