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Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Senegal win FAWE-ADEA competition for girls’ advancement in secondary education

FAWE in partnership with ADEA held an award ceremony on 7th July 2016, at the FAWE conference room in Kilimani, Nairobi.

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World will miss education-for-all target by 50 years: U.N. By Emma Batha

The world is set to miss by more than half a century a deadline for ensuring all children receive secondary education, the United Nations said.

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UN warns gender inequality costs Africa billions of dollars by John Aglionby in Nairobi

The UN has warned African nations they will fail to meet their poverty reduction targets unless they tackle gender inequality.

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No sub-Sahara African country has gender equality in primary, secondary education – UNESCO by Emmanuel Odonkor

No country in sub-Saharan Africa has achieved gender parity in both primary and secondary education enrolment, according to UNESCO’s “Education For All” Global Monitoring Report.

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ADEA joins ORANGE THE WORLD: Ending Violence against Women and Girls

This year as well, ADEA joins the UNiTE “Orange the World” campaign, which will galvanize global action calling for an end to violence against women and girls. According to the United Nation’s agency for gender equality (UN Women), violence affects one in three women worldwide.

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Most Significant Change Stories: Mapping innovative programmes to advance girls in secondary education in Africa

Nairobi, 19th November 2015 - The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) are collaborating to launch a competition from Thursday, 19th November to Monday 21st December, that seeks to identify innovative programmes that have advanced girls’ secondary education. This initiative is in tandem with ADEA’s contribution to facilitating the transformation of education and training to drive

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How do we keep girls in school? By Magdalena Mis

Girls are more likely to be married off before their eighteenth birthday than enroll in secondary school in an “alarming” 26 countries, a global charity said.

Niger, where 76 percent of girls marry before they turn 18 and only 10 percent enroll in secondary school, topped the list compiled by CARE International, followed by Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia.

“Girls shouldn’t be walking down the aisle in greater numbers than into secondary school classrooms,” Helen Pankhurst of CARE International said in a statement.

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1 in 10 girls in Africa will drop out of school for this reason By Stéphanie Thomson

“We need to know why the government still taxes sanitary products on luxurious, non-essential grounds, but not helicopters, the maintenance of our private jets, or crocodile steaks,” Laura Croyton wrote in the campaign she launched in March 2014.