Promoting quality education for all.

Education-for-Girls Activist Malala Yousafzai Walks Out of the Hospital

Reid Maki, 

The world is celebrating great news that came in with the New Year: 15-year-old education activist Malala Yousafzai walked out of a Birmingham, England hospital on January 4, nearly three months after the Taliban shot her in the head and neck during an assassination attempt in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Malala spoke out on behalf of her generation of girls having access to education -a position that was in sharp variance with Taliban extremists who tried to silence her.

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Critical Dialogues and Empowering Education in the Wake of the Rape Tragedy in India

Urvashi Sahni, 

The unspeakable horror of the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the capital of the world's largest democracy, India, on December 16th has brought to the forefront the cruel, fatal, highly discriminatory gender norms prevalent in a country that now claims to be one of the worlds rising economic stars. A window has opened for responses that challenge these gender norms through critical dialogues and empowering education.

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Now In School, But Not Learning: Taking the Next Step on Girls’ Education

Erin Kelly, 

Around the world, more girls than ever before have access to an education, thanks partly to the Millennium Development Goals' focus on universal access to education. That's the good news. But though girls now have access to school at record levels, there are many differences from one region to the next and many are not receiving a quality education once they're in school. This ‘silent crisis' affects millions of girls around the world and is preventing them from pulling themselves -- and their families -- out of poverty.

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A Growing Movement

PJ Kadzik , 

There are 600 million adolescent girls in the world today, all part of the largest youth generation this world has ever seen. While girls in the United States are more educated, socially connected, and empowered than ever before, many girls in developing countries still struggle for basic rights like the opportunity to go to school, see a doctor, or have a voice in their communities.

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Why Girls’ Education in Malawi?

Leah Crenson, 

"Why girls' education?" and "why Malawi?" are some of the most common questions we hear at AGE Africa. In light of recent events such as the world's celebration of International Day of the Girl and the tragic shooting of Malala Yousafzai for attending school, one thing is clear: more people need to know exactly and with no shadow of a doubt why girls education, primary, secondary and beyond is so important.

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Education: The Greatest Gift

Casey Murphey and Jenna Lenskold, 

The holidays are in full swing - sweater season has begun and the streets are lined with people holding their steaming cups of hot chocolate! You may be thinking about what gifts you should buy for your family and friends. Perhaps Suzy wants the latest smartphone and the hottest new toy is on the top of Billy's Santa list. But what about the more intangible gifts many of us have already been lucky to receive and can still give to others?

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Counting Until the Cows Come Home

Katherine Brown, 

One look at six year old Negassa Bekana and it's obvious that he is an active and curious learner. In the early childhood development classroom at the Save the Children supported Jemjem Community-based School in Jemjem, Ethiopia, Negassa chats away with his classmates and gets to work on solving colorful hand-painted wooden puzzles featuring common household animals like roosters, hens and baby chicks.

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Our Message to Congress: Protect the International Affairs Budget

Ellen Carmichael, 

With the U.S. elections behind us we are asking ourselves what the elections mean for our collective fight against global poverty and the roughly 1% of the federal budget that is devoted to foreign assistance, including support for global education. As the budget debates commence in Washington it is important for us to highlight the value of investing in global education.

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Where in the world is Equatorial Guinea? And why should you care?

Amanda Malamut , 

When I tell people that I co-founded an organization that works in Equatorial Guinea, most people have never heard of it, and if they have, they haven't heard about what education is like in Equatorial Guinea. This International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, specifically in a small country in West Africa.

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