Friday, October 24, 2014
  1. Unleashing Africa’s Girl Power

    Joaquim Chissano

    Unleashing Africa’s Girl Power

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     homes in on the key to sustainable and inclusive growth.

    African schoolgirls Lizzy Biggs/Flickr

    Though Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies have boomed in recent years, the headline figures mask longer-term problems – not least, an over-reliance on natural resources and chronic inequalities. Inclusive, sustainable growth is achievable, but only by tapping the continent’s greatest reserve of energy and creativity: African women. READ MORE

  2. A Generation Held Hostage?

    Gordon Brown

    A Generation Held Hostage?

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     frames the abduction of Nigeria's schoolgirls as a call to arms in a battle for civil rights.

    UN Women UN Women/Flickr

    More than five months after Boko Haram abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, 219 remain missing. The plight of courageous girls worldwide fighting for an education highlights one of the unfinished battles of the 1960s civil-rights movement. READ MORE

  3. Education and Opportunity

    Lee Jong-Wha

    Education and Opportunity

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     shows why improving academic access and quality should be a top priority for world leaders.

    Outdoor classroom Jiji Lee/Flickr

    In recent decades, a concerted effort from governments and international institutions has contributed to considerable progress in expanding educational opportunities and school-enrollment rates worldwide. But there is much more to be done, particularly with respect to improving the quality of education. READ MORE

  4. Africa’s Education Imperative

    Viswanathan Shankar
  5. Educating Everyone

    Gordon Brown

    Educating Everyone

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     calls on world leaders to renew their commitment to achieving universal primary education.

    Reading in NYC Public Library Wally Gobetz/Flickr

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria in the firing line in recent months, the scale of the challenge could not be more apparent. READ MORE

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