What does it take to educate a girl?

Posted March 6, 2012 no picture

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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. The resulting film, ‘To Educate a Girl’, supported by UNGEI, paints an inspiring picture of young girls determined to build their lives and follow thei...


Ensuring children’s right to education in a fast growing urban society

Posted February 28, 2012 no picture

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UNICEF’s flagship report, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World’, has launched today, 28 February, in Mexico City. One billion children live in urban areas, a number that is growing rapidly. While urban children are generally more likely to benefit from education programs, for most of the marginalized groups, education remains inaccessible. Many fail to meet registration requirements to enroll in urban schools and others cannot afford education related co...


Education can play a crucial role in peacebuilding in all phases of conflict, a UNICEF-commissioned study has concluded, outlining how education can help prevent conflict and contribute to long-term peace. The report, entitled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding,” was presented on 9 February, to United Nations experts, donors, human rights activists and aid workers. Among the key findings were that the concept of peacebuilding remains underdeveloped and contested, even among UN agencie...


New UNICEF resource on Transitional Learning Spaces

Posted February 13, 2012 no picture

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I would like to draw your attention to a new UNICEF resource on design and construction of Transitional Learning Spaces (TLS) after an emergency. This compendium of resources – including designs, pictures, technical drawings, and cost-effective recommendations from different case studies collected from the field – strives to create a more effective way to respond and provide access to quality education for all children after an emergency situation. Recommendations for each case study are b...


Education is key to peace and social development

Posted February 9, 2012 no picture

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Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live in fragile and conflict-affected states. Children living in armed conflict are subject to violence, deprived of basic needs and robbed of developmental opportunities, including a quality education. A recent report, The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone, commissioned by UNICEF and written by Mario Novelli of the University of Sussex and Alan Smith of the University of Ulster, provid...


The role of education in peacebuilding

Posted January 31, 2012 no picture

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In 2011, UNICEF commissioned research to investigate the role of education in peacebuilding in post-conflict contexts. The resulting report, entitled “The Role of Education in Peacebuilding: A synthesis report of findings from Lebanon, Nepal and Sierra Leone,” is part of a knowledge generation study within the Back on Track programme on Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition. The study examines how integrated education interventions could have a stronger role in post-conflict p...


An innovative program provides media training for youth in Haiti

Posted January 31, 2012 no picture

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With 43 per cent of its people under 18 years old, Haiti has one of the youngest populations in the world. Yet the country’s young people continue to suffer from a lack of opportunities and remain vulnerable in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. To highlight the challenges faced by youth, UNICEF and partners PANOS Caribbean and Fondation haitienne d’Aide aux Vulnérables are providing media training to vulnerable children. In these trainings, young people learn how to use radio and video...


Youth participation: success for research and for our future

Posted January 19, 2012 no picture

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I would like to draw to your attention a new case study on youth participatory research supported by UNICEF’s Back on Track Programme in the Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) Region. This case study examines youth participatory designs in UNICEF’s education in emergencies and post-crisis transition programming and highlights best practices and recommendations for future scale up. To read the full case study, please click here!


UNICEF plans to expand innovative pre-school programme

Posted January 10, 2012 no picture

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A quality education is the cornerstone of every child’s rights, yet across the developing world millions of children’s futures are stunted because they don’t have the opportunity to learn. UNICEF is addressing this deprivation with an innovative approach that aims to remove barriers to success in primary school by giving preschoolers the knowledge to successfully enter first grade. Called ‘Getting Ready for School: a Child-to-Child Approach’, the programme is a low-cost way to provid...


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