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UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

Deadline: 5 May 2017

This UNESCO Prize honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives.

Source: UNESCO Read more

Research and Policy Officer

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Location: London, UK

Organization: Girls Not Brides

The Research and Policy Officer will build, gather and synthesise research on child marriage, generating best practice on solutions needed to end child marriage, and support members and National Partnerships to use evidence in their work.

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Documentary: Radical Brownies

Documentary from the Guardian: Berets, badges, Black Lives Matter and social justice: the youth group for activist girls of colour.

Amendment in Turkish penal code runs the risk of seeking consent from childen

Article 103 of the Turkish penal code, recently amended and passed through Parliament, runs the risk of seeking consent from childen between 12 and 15 years of age.

Source: The TPC 103 women’s platform

Gender & Development: Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts

This new issue looks at fragility from a gender perspective. Contributions from researchers, practitioners, policymakers and feminist activists all point to the pressing need to address gender inequality in policy and practice in fragile contexts, in order to build truly stable and peaceful environments.

Upholding the rights of the child in family environments

Since the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014, a group of States has intro- duced the concept of the “Protection of the family” at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) through two resolutions (resolution 26/11 of 16 July 2014 and resolution 29/22 of 22 July 2015).

Source: Child Right Connect

Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria: Please Ban Child & Forced Marriage in Nigeria

Please sign a petition asking Muhammadu Buhari-President of Nigeria to ban child and forced marriage. 

Source: Avaaz Read more

Why we need feminism in school?

Jamila Abbas, a member of the Black Feminisms Forum working group shares her vision on why we need feminism in schools.

Source: AWID Forum

Why we need feminism in school?

Jamila Abbas, a member of the Black Feminisms Forum working group shares her vision on why we need feminism in schools.

Source: AWID Forum

Why we need feminism in school?

Jamila Abbas, a member of the Black Feminisms Forum working group shares her vision on why we need feminism in schools.

Source: AWID Forum