Girls Transform the World Digital Action Campaign

Your Voices Delivered to the G(irls)20 Summit!   Over the last four months, your stories on girls' access to education have flooded World Pulse in an uproar we never could have imagined! As the campaign comes to an end, we are excited to share the outcomes and to keep the momentum going. The submissions we have received are an excellent reminder that girls truly do transform the world! With your support, the Girls Transform the World Campaign has accomplished some amazing … [Read more...]

Ban Ki-Moon speaks with Malala!

As of 5 April, only 1,000 days remain until the end of the 2015 target date for achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to promoting gender equality to providing universal primary education by the target date of 2015 – form an internationally agreed blueprint which countries and leading development institutions have signed onto. Since their adoption in 2000, the MDGs have made a huge difference, helping to set global and … [Read more...]

Ann Lesley Cotton – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman, one female soul that sold bake goods to make her dream into a reality.  After visiting a part of our world where she experienced a reality whereby girls were commonplace only in lower school, and once secondary education became a requirement, more than half of the girls vanished.   Her investigations told her that this fact was not due to her first thought, that girls stayed home to work the fields, care for the … [Read more...]

“Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds”

In a bid to improve access to health care, nutrition and education for the world’s most underserved children, UNESCO is joining forces with the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the private sector to launch a three-year partnership, “Nourishing Bodies, Nourishing Minds,” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on 24 January 2013. This partnership comes in direct support to the UN Secretary-General’s, Global Education First Initiative aimed at galvanizing renewed international action … [Read more...]

Partner for Change, HaitiPartners educate children

January 12 marks the 3-year anniversary of Haiti's tragic earthquake. Since then Haiti's need has turned from emergency relief to enduring development. Education is key to this long-term change. Haiti Partners supports quality, sustainable education that helps Haitians build a brighter future for themselves and their country. This month you can help Haitians change Haiti through education. Haiti Partners helps Haitians change Haiti through education. Three years after the earthquake, … [Read more...]

Gender Equality; Empowering Women through Education

Countries have made progress in promoting and protecting women's rights but important challenges remain in achieving equality, according to a member of a UN expert body that monitors discrimination against women. Nicole Ameline, vice chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, says access to education is one area for improvement. She spoke to journalists in New York on Monday following her address to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly. "Women … [Read more...]

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