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Girls attend  class in rural  Rajasthan, India. ©	Mark	Tuschman/ Educate	Girls	India

Chart of the Day: “Where There’s Motherhood in Childhood”

A  new report from UNFPA shows high rates of adolescent pregnancy.

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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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UN Foundation CEO: Let’s Continue To Improve The Livelihoods of Girls And Women

Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation, called attention to the issue of the rights of women and girls in an address on Wednesday at the National Press Club
in Washington, DC.

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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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Pakistan in the Wake of The Malala Shooting. A Podcast with Dr. Nafis Sadik

In the podcast below, a top UN official and prominent Pakistani human rights activist discusses how Pakistanis have reacted to the Malala shooting, identifies the forces that are still stifling the empowerment of girls, and offers advice for those of us around the world who want to help.

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Image flickr. A young Afghan girl participates in the graduation ceremony for the Kunar Young Leaders Forum Dec. 30. The one-month program provided a basic political and legal course of study to more than 70 students both male and female. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Grant, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

A Taliban Reversal on Girls’ Education? Not So Fast.

Reports that Taliban leaders are prepared to drop their opposition to girls education should be treated with very heavy skepticism.  Here’s why.

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