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In Afghanistan, Raising the Quality of Girls’ Education for A Better Future

From World Bank

Story Highlights

A village girls’ school in Daykundi Province is raising the quality of education through grants from EQUIP and its own school improvement projects inspired by the program

Students are more enthusiastic about learning after the school acquired appropriate teaching facilities and materials with help from EQUIP

EQUIP has built schools, awarded grants for enhancing […]

1 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

From where I stand: “Their expressions when they created their first website were priceless” – UN Women

Via UN Women

In the small town of Tafila, in the southern part of Jordan, a social enterprise started by young Jordanian women is teaching teenagers, including girls, computer programming. As the world of work changes, education and training in ICT is critical in preparing women to seize the opportunities in the growing digital economy.

Young people […]

1 March 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Online Course Helps Aid Workers Help Women and Girls

From UNFPA

UNITED NATIONS, New York – An online course for humanitarians is raising new awareness about women’s needs and vulnerabilities in emergency-affected communities around the world.
“It acted as an eye opener, and it made me realize that gender-based violence can happen to anybody,” said Rebecca Oketch of Fortress of Hope, a girls’ rights organization in […]

27 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNRWA Comic Drawing Training: Explaining Big Ideas in Few Words

From UNRWA

 

On 29 January, the UNRWA communications with communities team, part of the Gaza Field Communications Office, has launched its first comic drawing workshop in cooperation with a community-based organization in Gaza city. Approximately, 25 young women from all areas of Gaza are participating in the training which will last for one month and focus […]

27 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

“Empowering disadvantaged communities through innovative education” – UNESCO

Via UNESCO

 

Kiron Open Higher Education from Germany and Jaago Foundation from Bangladesh have won the 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education for their innovative and inspiring projects.

They each received USD 25,000 each and a certificate of recognition at a ceremony that took […]

23 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

From where I stand: “I made history by becoming the youngest City Council member”

From UN Women

Abla Al Hajaia on winning elections as a young woman and her work with the community.
My sister, who’s a lawyer and a woman rights activist, encouraged me to run for local elections. I hesitated at first; even if women are selected, they are expected to be a mere accessory. But I had worked […]

23 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

MPs from IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians at the ECOSOC Youth Forum

Via IPU

The contribution of young people and their participation in decision-making is necessary if we are to eradicate poverty. That was one of the key points made by members of the IPU Forum of Young Parliamentarians at the United Nations ECOSOC Global Youth Forum, held this year on The role of youth in poverty eradication […]

22 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Central America Universities Address Illict Trafficking In Cultural Property

From UNESCO
During the month of February 2017, the UNESCO Office in San José, Cost Rica, is organizing university lectures to raise awareness among students in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama on the need to protect cultural heritage from looting and trafficking.
Under the title “Illicit Traffic in Cultural Property in Central America”, Ms. […]

22 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

France and Canada Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

From UNESCO
On 21 February 2017, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova commended the French and Canadian governments for endorsing the Safe Schools Declaration, an international political commitment to protect students, teachers, schools and universities from attack in times of armed conflict. This brings the number of signatories to 59 countries. France is the first permanent member of […]

22 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|

Traditional leaders: a crucial entry point for young people’s sexual and reproductive health

From UNFPA 
Traditional leaders hold incredible power to realize young people’s sexual and reproductive health rights. Yet, many traditional communities in rural Swaziland have resisted public discussion of ‘taboo’ topics such as sexual-and gender-based violence and the HIV epidemic, especially regarding young people.  
UNFPA’s Safeguard Young People Programme has been engaging traditional leaders in 13 chiefdoms […]

21 February 2017|News for Youth, News Stories|