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Podcast #86: Changing the world for girls

By Rudina Vojvoda

The Beyond School Books podcast series, in collaboration with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), is proud to launch Changing the World for Girls, a series of discussions on the lasting impact education has on girls, families, communities and nations around the world.

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Girls and boys attend school in Nigeria. Dr. Judith-Ann Walker explained that schools in West Africa are often unwilling to accommodate married girls. As they become uneducated mothers, cycles of poverty are perpetuated.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 November 2013 – Girls’ education is an indispensable tool for female empowerment and directly leads to other development goals such as poverty reduction, better reproductive and family health, lower fertility rates, lower child mortality rates and reduction in the rate of infection and spread of HIV/AIDS.

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Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education (part 1 of 4)

NEW YORK, 5 February 2013 – Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education. Today we’d like to introduce you to each of these girls and their thoughts on education.

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Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education (part 2 of 4)

NEW YORK, 5 February 2013 – Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education. Today we’d like to introduce you to each of these girls and their thoughts on education.

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Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education (part 3 of 4)

NEW YORK, 5 February 2013 – Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education. Today we’d like to introduce you to each of these girls and their thoughts on education.

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Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education (part 4 of 4)

NEW YORK, 5 February 2013 – Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education. Today we’d like to introduce you to each of these girls and their thoughts on education.

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What does it take to educate a girl?

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“To Educate a Girl” follows the lives of girls in Nepal and Uganda, including six year old Mercy who is attending school for the first time.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 5 March 2012 – Significant progress has been made towards providing education for all, yet according to UNESCO an estimated 67 million children still remain out of school – and over half of them are girls.

Ten years after the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) was launched in 2000 to safeguard the right to education and gender equality for all children, filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky travelled to Nepal and Uganda to document the lives of girls seeking an education amid poverty and in the aftermath of conflict.

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