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October 17, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
International Day of the Girl Child: A Conversation with Kakenya Ntaiya and Sarah Craven

Girls’ education is one of the most effective development investments. Yet 130 million girls remain out of school, and each year, twelve million girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. To…

Podcast Jedidah Nkadayo, a 12 year old Maasai girl who was rescued from marriage, listens to her teacher at a boarding school in Kajiado, Kenya on January 13, 1999.

October 12, 2018

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Ninth Annual Back-to-School Event: Responses to the Global Refugee Crisis

The ninth annual Back-to-School Event will focus on responses to the global refugee crisis, examining causes contributing to the refugee status of 25 million people and reactions from around the worl…

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October 11, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Who Run the World: Girls Powering Afghanistan's Digital Future

As technology transforms the world of work, a generation of girls is in danger of being left behind. Globally, girls are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) e…

Podcast All-girl team from Afghanistan prepares to compete in first international robot Olympics in Washington, U.S., July 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

September 13, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Pushing for Political Parity: A Conversation With Mu Sochua

As one of the most prominent women in Cambodian politics, Mu Sochua has championed democratic values and human rights. Yet, in 2017 Sochua was forced to flee Cambodia amidst a government crackdown on…

Podcast Cambodian opposition lawmaker Mu Sochua speaks during a news conference in Phnom Penh July 15, 2010.

June 21, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
The Opportunity to Thrive: Girls' Education in Humanitarian Crises

In the shadow of this year’s World Refugee Day, 39 million girls living in countries impacted by conflict or natural disaster still do not have access to education. A lifeline in times of turmoil, ac…

Podcast Syrian refugee girls gesture as they sit inside a classroom at a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon, October 19, 2017.

June 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Canada Called for a Feminist G7: Did Charlevoix Deliver?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised unprecedented emphasis on women and girls over the course of this year’s Group of Seven (G7) deliberations. A group of women’s rights organizations ass…

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a G7 and Gender Equality Advisory Council meeting as part of a G7 summit in the Charlevoix.

June 7, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Young Women Empowered Against HIV: Violence, Education, Institutions

Girls and women make up more than half of the 36.7 million people living with HIV globally. Research shows that gender inequalities, including gender-based violence, exacerbate girls’ and women’s vul…

Podcast Mishi Mohammed, a phlebotomist, holds a blood sample from a woman to test for HIV at the Mater Hospital in Kenya, September 10, 2015.

April 4, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Malala and Investing in Pakistan’s Breakthrough Generation, From the Classroom to the Workplace

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and girls’ education advocate Malala Yousafzai returned to Pakistan this past week, her first visit to her home country since she was shot by Taliban militants in 2012. Ret…

Children attending class at Khushal school in Pakistan

November 7, 2017

Human Rights
Countering Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict

Panelists discuss the devastating abuses of human trafficking and sexual violence, how they are used as a tactic of terror by extremist organizations, and current efforts to prevent these crimes and …

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October 10, 2017

Gender
International Day of the Girl Child

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is "EmPOWER girls: Before, during and after crises," aimed at highlighting how conflict …

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