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Afghanistan’s Uphill Battle for Girls’ Education

by Devon O’Reilly, 

The theme of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign was ‘make education safe for all.’ Over the course of the 16 days, Women Thrive Alliance shared the work – campaigns, capacity building techniques, and achievements – of our Alliance members that work relentlessly on gender-based violence that restricts girls from getting an education. Unfortunately, in many instances, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and rape were the common culprits preventing a girl from continuing her education. In the case of Afghanistan, however, a girl’s mere chance of being allowed any education at all was the baseline.

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Promoting Smart Tech to Improve Education

Amy Bernath, 

In a tight budget environment for education, it is tempting to view ICT equipment and training as a luxury to cut. We can all think of a case where technology for technology's sake hasn't worked: an unused laptop in the corner of an overfilled classroom, an interactive whiteboard at a school without adequate electricity to support its use, a smartphone game developed for a population of youth without access to smartphones.

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