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December 3, 2016
Why we need to talk about SRGBV and girls with disabilities, now!

Submitted by Fernanda Santana – Brazilian autistic woman, activist, member of Abraça (Brazilian Association of the Rights of Autistic People) and RIADIS (Latin American Network of non Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families).  This blog is a part …View More  > 

December 1, 2016
Tackling bullying, harassment and violence in Hanoi’s schools

Submitted by Plan International.  This blog is a part of the Global Working Group to End SRGBV 16 Days of Activism campaign.     Hundreds of youth leaders from across Hanoi, Vietnam have joined forces to raise awareness about the bullying, …View More  > 

November 28, 2016
Poor girls are at greatest risk from SRGBV. Here’s why, and what we can do about it.

  This blog post was written by United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) Youth Representative, Alice Saisha, as a part of The Global Working Group to End SRGBV 16 Days of Activism campaign.    When I follow up on girls from poor households …View More  > 

November 11, 2016
Four Fast Facts about Menstruation and Girls’ Education

Overwhelming evidence provides that Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) plays a fundamental role in enabling young women and girls to reach their full potential in education. Although there is some progress in breaking barriers to MHM for girls’ education, systematic integrated MHM through Water, Sanitation and …View More  > 

October 25, 2016
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Breaking the Taboo: Ending Stigma Around Menstruation

This post was written for Girls’ Globe, May 23, 2016. By Vivian Onano   It is very exciting to be speaking this week at the Women Deliver event in Copenhagen. The conference is the place to be for concrete discussion and examination …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
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Addressing a symptom of gender discrimination in the school environment: Why improving MHM matters for adolescent girls and female teachers

 Submitted by Dr. Marni Sommer, Columbia University Associate Professor.    Around the world, millions of adolescent girls face stigma and marginalization around the issue of managing their menstrual hygiene. Research documents girls’ experiences of shame, fear, and confusion while attempting to manage their periods …View More  > 

October 24, 2016
#MenstruationMatters, period.

This week, to coincide with the 5th Annual MHM in WASH in Schools Virtual Conference hosted by Columbia University and UNICEF, UNGEI is featuring leading blogs, documentaries and written pieces on menstrual hygiene management from around the world. Keeping the focus on MHM and …View More  > 

September 6, 2016
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A push for keeping adolescent girls in school in Malawi and Zambia

Secondary School students from southern Malawi gather for their general assembly (Christin Mcconell/World Bank)   This blog written by Christin McConnell was originally published on the World Bank: Education for Global Development Blog   I asked Martha, a Form Four …View More  > 

August 26, 2016
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The Power of Knowledge in the Fight against HIV/AIDS

This blog was written by NGO Help Lesotho and originally appeared on GirlsGlobe.org on July 17, 2016.    Correct information empowers people to make the best possible choices in all aspects of life. Conversely, incorrect or poorly communicated information can …View More  > 

August 12, 2016
Introducing, Alice Saisha – UNGEI Youth Representative

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative would like to take the opportunity to celebrate International Youth Day by welcoming our new Youth Representative Alice Saisha to the UNGEI team. As a highly accomplished leader, Alice brings with her an intimate understanding of …View More  > 

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