Investing for impact in girls education

The importance of educating girls has gained greater visibility in the course of the last decade. With the recent launch of the SDGs, there has been an even greater emphasis on the field of girls' education by the international community. It has been proven that investing in girls' education is highly beneficial from both an economic and development standpoint.
 
We are organizing this discussion to talk about the challenges and opportunities of working in this field from a practitioners' perspective.
 
 

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LarAdvess
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reply - Sep 15, 2017
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Maurice Mudimbe
Dear all, Thanks for this big work done in order to make the World the better place for everyOne. Please think to us too, we are together on.
reply - Oct 25, 2016
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Bashir Magezi
Its really great to read wonderful posts and IDEAS from all you people, and really inspiring. Dr. Rana Dajani, I actually agree with you, we need to prepare them to own their future and make their decisions, and it doesn’t take a lot to make them understand this, but just the efforts we invest in, make it happen and as lois engelbrecht said, everyone needs to be brought on board to understand and get inspired to support Girls’ Education. With Girls In School Initiative here in Uganda, we are bringing men and boys as champions in Girl Child Education, this is in line with the National Strategy on Girl Child Education Uganda 2015-2019 strategic objective no. 5. That’s why we have our slogan as ‘where boys help”.
reply - Oct 13, 2016
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Bashir Magezi
Its really a nice initiative to undertake, we need to get on board and stand for Girls' Education
reply - Jul 28, 2016
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Dr. Rana Dajani
I believe that we should educate girls to find their passion. Then we must help them believe in themselves, prioritise what they think is important and give them the freedom to follow their dreams. These dreams could be as simple as taking care of their families to being a CEO. We must not impost on them what we think is important. We must trust them to decide for themselves what they want.
reply - Oct 21, 2015
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Bashir Magezi
Dr. Rana Dajani, thank you so much for the inspiring piece you have written here, and please I would like to kindly request for your permission to quote you in our other platforms where we call on and involve boys and men into supporting girl child education. Your response is highly appreciated. Inspiring indeed.
reply - Oct 13, 2016
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kate redman
The EFA GMR brought out a new report on gender and education this week. I'm sure it can provide information for this discussion: www.bitly.com/efagender
reply - Oct 15, 2015
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lois engelbrecht
fitting women to fill gaps makes me feel like an after-thought. how about helping women fit into where there is no gap but that is their skill? do you work with boys and men to move over?
reply - Oct 15, 2015
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lois engelbrecht
do you also put these positive female engineer role models in front of boys?
reply - Oct 15, 2015
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Naadiya Moosajee
Hi Lois Yes we do, we have open session for both genders to showcase what women engineers can bring to the environment
reply - Nov 10, 2015
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Anonymous
if females are more efficient or effective in the workplace, how do you work with the men in the workplace?
reply - Oct 15, 2015
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lois engelbrecht
i support 500% working with girls education. i grew up in india where in my village the boys had desks and the girls sat on the floor, but were so happy to be in school nobody seemed to notice. as someone now who has worked in child protection for 25 years, however, i wish to raise a strong voice that along with building up girls, we need to help the boys build a different masculinity or role in their world. some research is suggesting that the more female empowerment the greater the risk for DV. please include in all plans for work with girls also work with boys.
reply - Oct 15, 2015