Boost to girls’ participation in science education in Ghana

From UNESCO A positive start for the first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) clinic in Ghana marks the beginning of a new chapter for girls’ participation in STEM education. 11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science – and a reminder that today, many women and girls continue to be

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Reaching Out: HIV Awareness Campaigns at High Schools in Gabon

From UNAIDS HIV awareness events have been held at high schools in Ndende and Fougamou, Gabon. Sponsored by the Gabon Ministry of Health, the French embassy, the Pan African Organisation against AIDS and UNAIDS, the events attracted more than 3000 students, 500 of whom found out their HIV status. A quiz on HIV, entitled “Stoppons

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How can education prevent school violence and bullying based on ethnic discrimination?

Via UNESCO   UNESCO organized a workshop on Global Citizenship Education as part of the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action that took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The workshop, on 17 January 2017, explored how Global Citizenship Education (GCED) can help develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and

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UNESCO addresses youth radicalization and online hate speech at Nice conference

Via UNESCO   UNESCO recommended media and information literacy as among the most effective responses to online hate speech and youth radicalization at an international conference on youth and cyberhate held last week at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. The conference, which took place on 23 and 24 January 2017, featured presentations from researchers

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Initiative brings sexual health information to remote parts of Cambodia

  From UNFPA   PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia – “I still remember when my neighbour experienced complications during delivery. She passed away on the way to the referral hospital. It was terrifying,” 16-year-old Kem Lean told UNFPA in the northern Cambodian province of Preah Vihear. “Now that I’m pregnant myself, I keep thinking that I don’t want

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New study finds child marriage rising among most vulnerable Syrian refugees

Via UNFPA   United Nations, New York/Beirut, Lebanon – An alarming rise in child marriages has been seen among the most vulnerable Syrian refugee populations in Lebanon, according to a newly completed survey conducted by UNFPA, the American University of Beirut and Sawa for Development and Aid. The survey covered some 2,400 refugee women and

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