Girls' Education

  • Hendrina Chalwe...Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:27 

    This is the 14th blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). 

    On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl (IDG), to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world...

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  • Juliet KimothoTuesday, June 20, 2017 - 09:42 

    This is the eighth blog post in a series of collaborations between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

    The effects of war and conflict afflict every member of the society. In a typical conflict, family and community structures are often dismantled, traditional beliefs and practices lack meaning and human rights are grossly violated...

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  • Martha MuhweziFriday, October 26, 2018 - 10:49 

    This is the 11th blog post published in 2018 as part of the collaborative effort launched in 2017 between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

    On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Under this year’s theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

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  • Hendrina Chalwe...Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:26 

    This blog post is the second for 2018 in a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), which began in 2017.

    Nowadays, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political...

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  • Mary Wakhaya Si...Friday, September 15, 2017 - 13:36 

    This is the second blog post in a series of collaborations between ADEA and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

    The International Day of Women and Girls in Science promotes the full and equal participation of women and girls in education, training, employment and decision-making processes in science fields. In the spirit of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063, girls and women need to play a significant role in development, and this includes getting more of them into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies and jobs...

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  • Hendrina Chalwe...Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:52 

    It goes without saying in typical African traditional societies women are marginalized, discriminated upon and sometimes deprived of their rights. This is something they have endured for decades. The situation gets worse when we learn that world illiteracy levels are highest among rural women. In fact according a joint 2010 report by FAO, IFAD and ILO, women make up over two-thirds of the world’s 796 million people who are illiterate, and many of them live in rural areas. This, even as literacy and education are considered powerful tools in the fight against poverty...

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  • Hendrina Chalwe...Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:50 

    My name is Agnes Feima Kenneh. I was born on the 16th February, 1993 in Sierra Leone. In 1991, war broke out in Sierra Leone that lasted for 11 years. My mother and father were in Kailahun District located in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. As a child, I was out playing with my friends we heard gunshots & saw people running shouting in our native language “we are dead! We are dead! The rebels have stepped their feet on our land”. So we all left running for our lives into the bush leaving everything behind...

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