UNICEF podcast: Summit participants join efforts to educate and empower girls


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Representatives from United Nations agencies, governments, the private sector and civil society recently gathered at the Women & Girls Education Summit in New York, to explore linkages between girls’ education and economic development.

As a follow up to the event, UNICEF podcast moderator Femi Oke spoke with Martha Adams, producer of ‘10×10’, a film encouraging investment in girls’ education; Patricia Velasquez, president of the Wayúu Tayá Foundation, which provides culturally sensitive assistance to indigenous Wayúu children; Lakshmi Puri, the Assistant Secretary-General for Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); and Ariana Tsapralis, an activist at Girl Up, a United Nations campaign that engages girls in girls’ and women’s empowerment.

To listen to the podcast, please click here!

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