Involving Children in Decision-Making #ChildrensRights

Importantly, the Convention on the Rights of the Child debunks the old phrase, “Children should be seen and not heard,” by affirming that children have an important role in making decisions that affect their lives. Children have a right to ask questions, seek...

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A Child’s Right to Non-Discrimination #ChildrensRights

A key component of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is the right to non-discrimination, and a child’s right to not be treated differently because of who they are. In many communities, girls face discrimination due to their gender and are excluded from school and...

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Improving Girls’ Enrollment and Learning through Youth Clubs and Community Support

Participation in clubs or associations has been shown to increase girls’ academic performance. Through The Discovery Project, Discovery Learning Alliance has helped partner schools develop more than 1,190 girls’ clubs and associations aimed at getting and keeping more...

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Human Rights Are Children’s Rights #ChildrensRights

As we recognize the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, we reflect on the global community’s advances in protecting the inalienable rights that each person holds as a human being. One of those advances came In 1989, when world...

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America gets back as much as it gives in foreign aid

By: Tamela Noboa How much of the United States federal budget goes to foreign aid? When the Kaiser Family Foundation asked that question in a 2015 poll, nearly a fifth of people couldn’t even venture to guess. Of those who answered, most said between 5 and 51...

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A Child’s Right To Life, Survival And Development #ChildrensRights

The Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that all children have the right to life, survival and development, with a key aspect being the right to education. Unfortunately, many children’s rights are violated when they are denied the right to attend school,...

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Championing Girls’ Empowerment through Partnership, Advocacy and Investment

This blog was originally posted on the Standard Chartered website on July 26, 2017; you can read that post here. Standard Chartered hosted the Beyond Girls’ Education Global Summit 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 18-20. Girls in low-income countries are...

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Why I Empower Girls by Anita Erskine

Today’s woman is yesterday’s girl, her future held ransom by a uniquely designed and recurring process of social norms, traditional practices and cultural conformities. Over the years, this method’s result is the residual ghost and destructive social compact that...

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Encoding Information: Improving Student Learning Through Video in the Classroom

Learning new concepts is not easy, especially when they are hard to visualize. It is not uncommon to hear students talk about how abstract different concepts can seem, making it hard to retain information. Video in the classroom changes that by tapping into human...

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New York Festivals Honors Discovery Learning Alliance Video with Silver World Medal and UNDPI-Bronze Award

“The Rights of the Child,” an educational video produced by Discovery Learning Alliance, was honored with a Silver World Medal and the UNDPI-Bronze Award at this year’s New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards. “The Rights of the Child,” part of...

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Day of the African Child: Empowering Girls through Equal Access to Education

“When you educate a girl, you educate a nation”: this phrase has been quoted many times, but the impact of girls’ education on society is undeniable. Improvements in economic prosperity and resilience, health outcomes and overall wellbeing can be attributed to the...

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Movies, talk shows, and animation: New tools for global education and the SDGs

By Aric Noboa How can we reach millions and bust myths related to HIV? How can we get more girls into classrooms in marginalized communities? One answer is – surprisingly – TV shows. As the global community convenes to develop strategies and action around...

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