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Take the Girls Grade Beijing Survey

Take the Girls Grade Beijing Survey

Twenty years ago this September, the United Nations convened its fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. They produced what is called “The Beijing Platform for Action” and identified twelve strategic areas for the empowerment of women and girls. Since 1995, the Beijing Platform for Action has served as the gender equality road-map for […]

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Christi...

About the WGG Girl Advocates: Christina

Christina is a firm believer in improving the quality of girl’s education.   She has been a WGG Girl Advocate for three years; she notes that currently 57 million children are not enrolled in school and most of them are girls. It is important, Christina states, that “We need to think of [these] children not […]

The Necessity of Education for Migran...

The Necessity of Education for Migrant Girls

In a cafe in Rabat, Morocco, Grace* told me that she wanted to go back to school. She drummed her fingers on the metal table before adding that she had to quit primary school and that the violence of a war was too much to risk for an education. But, at least she knew how […]

Impact of Climate Change on Girls Edu...

Impact of Climate Change on Girls Education

In his report on the impact of climate change in 2010, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon noted that girls are among the first to be impacted by climate change – specifically in the scope of education. In instances of extreme weather events, girls are often removed from school to help contribute to the […]

Menstruation Hinders Girls Education

Menstruation Hinders Girls Education

Across the world, menstruation is a taboo topic. In many cultures, women are not allowed to be near men during their period, or even inform men that they have their periods. In the developing world and in conflict zones, girls are also often absent from schools during their menstrual cycle. In many cases, such frequent […]

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