Promoting quality education for all.

Event Summary: Education as the Great Equalizer

Anissa Molloy, 

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Oxfam International and GCE-US co-hosted an event on Education as the Great Equalizer during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Watch Unifying the Playing Field: local and global moments to advance the right to education

On July 12th, during the UN High Level Politcal Forum on SDGs, RESULTS, Light for the World, the Global Campaign for Education, and GCE-US convened the special event, "Unifying the Playing Field: local and global moments to advance the right to education." Throughout the day leaders from around the globe shared insights on the best practices and challenges we need to overcome for building sustainable, gender equitable, inclusive, peaceful and resilient societies.

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5 Reasons Why Education Empowers Women and Girls

Isaac Bird, Impact Network , 
5 Reasons Why Education Empowers Women and Girls

Quality education is the UN’s fourth sustainable development goal. Gender equity is its fifth. Though they are categorized separately, these goals are deeply intertwined. Indeed, women and girls worldwide have significantly less access to education than their male counterparts – so disproportionately that some 66% of the world’s 774 million illiterate population are women. This staggering statistic acutely underlines the global necessity of education for women. So, in honor of International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at five ways that education can improve the lives of all women and girls worldwide.

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Global Campaign for Education-US Welcomes New Law to Help Educate Refugee Girls

Global Campaign for Education-US Welcomes New Law to Help Educate Refugee Girls

Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2019) –  Global Campaign for Education welcomed the signing into law of the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act by President Trump on January 14. GCE-US, together with partners including Girl Up and JRS/USA , supported this legislation since it was introduced in 2017.

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The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act has now been signed into law!

The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act has now been signed into law!

On Wednesday, January 9th, the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act (WEEE Act) was successfully signed into law. The bipartisan legislation was led in the House of Representatives by former Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), and sponsored in the Senate by John Boozman (R-AR) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD).

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Empowering Our Youth

Alexis D'Amato, 

In July, the Global Campaign for Education-US has the opportunity to speak on multiple panels for the Global Scholars program which operates through American University. It is essential to have discussions concerning advocacy for younger generations and to remember to empower and support our youth as they continue on their journey towards advocacy work. Young people such as the students participating in the Global Scholars program are a part of the future generation who will one day shape the world we live in. Let’s empower them.   

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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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My Experience at the 2018 Youth Advocacy Summit

Alexis D'Amato, 
My Experience at the 2018 Youth Advocacy Summit

GCE-US holds a Youth Advocacy Summit which gives youth advocates a platform to speak to their representatives to advocate for global education on Capitol Hill. The summit includes a training day with panelists from various coalition members within the Global Campaign for Education and a day of scheduled congressional meetings where the Youth Advocates can directly speak to their representatives about why access to quality education around the world matters to them. Read about my experience here. 

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