Category Archives: Sexual violence

On International Women’s Day, let’s make sure education reaches the poorest young women

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report What kind of policy reduces or banishes inequality? International Women’s Day on March 8 is not only a chance to celebrate greater equality for women and highlight inequalities … Continue reading

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Justice for children: Lubanga and Kony are only the tip of the iceberg

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The widespread use of child soldiers – whose damaging effects on education we examined in the 2011 Global Monitoring Report  – came under the global spotlight for the … Continue reading

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Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize puts focus on women in conflict

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia, during a state visit to Brazil in 2010. (Photo: A. Cruz/ABr. Creative Commons License Attr. 2.5 Brazil) Français | Español The awarding of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf … Continue reading

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Security Council acts to deter attacks on schools

Français | Español By Kevin Watkins, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The real measure of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report’s impact is not how well it is received by governments, but whether it makes … Continue reading

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UN calls for better protection from attacks on schools

Français | Español A new UN report supplies further evidence of the disturbing trend towards attacks on schools that we documented in the 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education. The annual report … Continue reading

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A week of global action for girls’ and women’s education

Français | Español The Global Monitoring Report team is joining forces with UNESCO’s network of field offices to mark this year’s Education for All Global Action Week (May 2-8), which focuses on girls’ and women’s education. In 2000, governments pledged … Continue reading

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