Promoting quality education for all.

Advocacy Gains Momentum: Global Citizenship Education for the Early Years

Adrienne Henck, ACEI, 

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) community has long understood the importance of the early years in developing the foundational skills and attitudes necessary for children to become engaged, global citizens. It is during the period from birth to age eight that children discover who they are, start to explore their own identity, and begin to appreciate the unique identities of others. By learning to be together and work together, they form the building blocks for global citizenship including fairness, empathy, tolerance, and responsibility. As children's perspectives expand to encompass their school, community, nation, and the world, they take the first steps toward adopting the mindset of a global citizen—one who recognizes that in an increasingly interconnected world, we all must learn to respect one another, work together to address shared human challenges, and take action to create a more peaceful, just, and sustainable future for all.

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Breaking Barriers in Early Childhood Education One Country at a Time: #GlobalNAEYC

After two flights and 20 hours in the air, leaders from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The immediate sight of palm trees and the sensation of a post-sandstorm breeze made it clear that we were a long way from home. But once we met our Saudi counterparts, it was evident that we were among fellow trailblazers in early childhood education who shared our dedication to the young children we serve. 

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The Right to Education Index Can Help Ensure that Everyone Can Access Quality Education

RESULTS, 

As a global initiative that advocates for people’s rights to quality education worldwide, The Right to Education Index (RTEI) brings a lot of things to the table. We bring our partnership with civil society and research institutions, we bring our expertise in international development. We also bring data.

RTEI aims to ensure that all people, no matter where they live, can enjoy their right to a quality education. And the way we strive to accomplish such a goal is the perfect example of how data can be used to influence global education.

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This is YOUR chance to influence a new U.S. Government education policy! Public comments due by 7/22

Thank you for your advocacy for global education! YOU have an opportunity to personally influence policy. Please share your input on the new U.S. Government Strategy on International Basic Education by July 22 >>> https://www.usaid.gov/education/usg-strategy-draft.

Please tell your leaders what you want the next international education policy to look like today 

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Educated Girls Rise Up

Rise Up, 

Education enables girls to fulfill their potential to transform their lives, families, and communities. Educated girls have better employment opportunities, marry later, and go on to have fewer, healthier children. Likewise, increasing girls’ access to education contributes to improved health, development, and economic growth.

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In Response to the US Leaving the UN Human Rights Council - Opinion

Alexis D'Amato - Hess Fellow, 

In June, the United States government decided to leave the United Nations Human Rights Council. This decision ultimately brings forth different implications questioning the stance the US is choosing to take within the global arena regarding human rights. To protect human rights for all global citizens (including the right to quality education), it is critical now more than ever to uphold the dignity of the institutions we take membership in as opposed to abandon them outright.

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On the Hill with the 2018 Youth Advocacy Summit

Katie Loos , 

The word “citizenship” often floods out of our mouths in hot contention. We like to pair it with words like "immigration” or “asylum seeker.” But when we’re not putting two and two together, citizenship is seldom heard. Although the definition of a citizen is incessantly questioned for those who lack the title, constituents like myself don’t often receive the same examination. 

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From the Round table: Girls’ Education in Humanitarian Crises

Alexis D'Amato, 

Learn about essential points and strategies proposed by leaders in global education such as Yasmine Sherif - director of Education Cannot Wait, UN High Commissioner Matthew Reynolds, and Meighan Stone - Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy Program within the Council on Foreign Relations. Yasmine Sherif, Meighan Stone, and Matthew Reynolds speak to the escalating issue of providing quality education for children, especially girls, in crisis settings. 

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World Refugee Day Highlights Increased Need for Access to Education in Emergencies

Giulia McPherson, 

Yesterday, June 20, marked World Refugee Day, an opportunity to draw attention to the record 68.5 million people who are displaced around the world. The statistics are stark, but the resilience of refugees and others who are forcibly displaced is palpable as they journey to find safety, security and build a better future for themselves and their families.

 

According to UNHCR figures released this week, Syria continues to top the list of refugee-producing countries with more than 6 million individuals who have fled the country. Inside Syria, more than 6 million people are internally displaced and 13 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, including basic aid and protection.

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