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May 1, 2017
Changing the face of STEM from Latin America to NASA – featuring Sandra Cauffman

This podcast interview with  Sandra Cauffman – Deputy Director of Earth Sciences at NASA,  is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series, promoting and profiling women and girls in STEM globally.     Sandra Cauffman holds a 29 year career with …View More  > 

May 17, 2017
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‘STEM Connect’ program brings together students from across the globe

Submitted by Hanya Qureshi, co-developer of the UN Ivy STEM Connect Program. This blog is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series,  focussing on women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.    After months of research and planning, …View More  > 

May 15, 2017
Techno Girls: Creating STEM Pathways for Girls in South Africa

The ‘Techno Girls’ podcast is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series, promoting and profiling women and girls in STEM globally.     In UNGEI’s latest podcast, Dr Wycliffe Otieno – Chief of Education for UNICEF South Africa, sits down with us …View More  > 

May 12, 2017
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Coding for Change: Mentoring Afghanistan’s tech girls

Submitted by Nahid Ahmadi, Mentor at Code to Inspire  – an organisation which uses technology education and outreach to provide Afghan women with leverage in their fight for social, political, and economic equality. This blog is part of the UN Girls’ …View More  > 

May 10, 2017
Bridging the gap between Indigenous girls and STEM education in Australia

This blog is part of the UN Girls’ Education Initiative’s #STEMtheGap series,  focussing on women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.    Marking the launch of UNGEI’s series on women and girls in STEM, we connected with Karlie …View More  > 

May 10, 2017
#STEMtheGap : Dismantling gender bias to advance women and girls in STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education builds 21st century competencies including critical thinking, innovation, problem solving, and collaboration. It is vital for preparing youth with the skills and know-how to participate in the future labor market, and to address …View More  > 

May 4, 2017
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How girls’ education intersects with violent extremism

By Amanda Braga – Project Coordinator and Research Assistant – Center for Universal Education and, Christina Kwauk Postdoctoral Fellow – Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education. This blog was originally published 13/4/2017 on the Brookings education blog.   …View More  > 

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  > 

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