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  • Huffington Post October 11, 2017

    Education Matters. Even for Girls.

    Education matters. A girl deprived of her education is a violation of her fundamental rights. t’s also a direct threat to her health and the health of those around her.

  • Huffington Post September 18, 2017

    Global Education is a Humanitarian Emergency

    As the United Nations convenes its 72nd General Assembly in New York City, most American children are bringing home first assignments and exhilarated accounts of colorful teachers, classmates and schoolyard incidents.

  • Next Billion August 29, 2017

    Empowering the Period: How Erasing the Menstruation Taboo Can Fight Extreme Poverty

    Educated girls have smaller families and raise healthier and better-educated children. But a lack of supplies, toilets and privacy, compounded by fear and shame in an atmosphere that stigmatizes menstruation, prevent many impoverished girls from attending school once they reach puberty.

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Girls Learn: Concurrent with the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

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