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Understanding Afghanistan’s Education Crisis

What it takes to educate girls


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Investing in Girl Power at the Social Good Summit

For most people, getting shot in the head would slow them down but that is not the case for Malala … READ MORE

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Afghanistan’s Pedagogy of the Invisible

If we want to change gender roles in Afghanistan, a good place to start is with the textbooks.


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Wiggles for Handwashing

I don’t know how I missed this on Global Handwashing Day, but UNICEF enlisted the services of “the world’s biggest preschool band,” the multi-platinum winning Australian quartet “The Wiggles,” to get the important message of handwashing out to kids.

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Obama’s CGI commitments

Just a quick run-down of the commitments that Senator Obama just made at CGI:

  • Climate – Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 through a cap and trade system and a $50 million a year investment (over 10 years) in alternative energy. He also gave a shout-out for biofuels.
  • Poverty – Embrace the MDGs by increasing our foreign assistance and focusing it on the “right priorities.”
  • Education – Erase the primary education gap by 2015, partially by creating a $2 billion global education fund.
  • Global Health – End deaths from malaria by 2015, partially by helping to provide 730 million bed nets, training medical professionals in the developing world and giving them incentives to stay, and investing in malaria drugs.


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