Happy International Day of the Girl Child! 

Welcome back! Now that the UN General Assembly is over (you can learn more about we did by clicking here) let's get back to business. Last month we covered a lot in terms of Financing and Partnerships, from young people working with the private sector to how business can empower women in global value chains. If you feel like you missed out on some content, don’t worry. You can find it all here, or you can subscribe to our Deliver for Good newsletter for exclusive content at the end of each month.

This month's theme is girls' education, so let’s start out with a fact. Globally, 62 million girls between the ages of six and 15 are not in school. Why? In addition to cultural norms that don’t prioritize education for females, girls face many barriers when it comes to getting the education they are entitled to. Lack of safe transportation, high enrollment fees, and a shortage of sanitary facilities are just a few examples of hurdles that hold girls back.

Women Deliver focuses on solutions, and that’s exactly what you’ll find below. Read our Q&A with a small NGO working to ensure that girls in Madagascar make it to secondary school. Use our infographics and shareable images to advocate for the #62milliongirls left behind. Celebrate the outstanding people paving the way for a world in which all girls have access to the education they deserve.



Education in Focus

'Supporting Girls Education in Rural Madagascar'
Women Deliver
Women Deliver spoke to Diane Powers, President and Founder of Madaworks, about the challenges adolescent girls face when it comes to completing their education. Madaworks is a small NGO that provides girls with scholarships to continue their education.
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'STEM in the Slums: Giving India’s Girls the Skills to Rise Up'
Sonia Narang & Priyanka Kotamraju | NewsDeeply
When girls reach their teen years in parts of India, they often lose the opportunities afforded to males. But some young women are writing their own futures, using what they learn from innovative education and leadership initiatives in India’s poorest communities.
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'We've made progress in education and gender equality – but more must be done'
Julia Gillard | Global Partnership for Education
Enabling children to succeed requires the right combination of support, so that they will be healthy, well-nourished and can attend a quality school that has access to clean drinking water and toilets.
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'Are We Willing to Wait Another 100 Years for Education Equity?'
Philippa Lei | Malala Fund
If we continue at our current rate of progress, it will be 100 years — a full century — before the poorest girls around the world go to school for 12 years.
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Business for Social Responsibility: Women’s Empowerment in Global Value Chains: A Framework for Business Action »

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Call to World Leaders: Girls and Women Must Be at the Center of Your Refugee Response »

UN Women: Partnerships, Financing and Data »

Women Deliver: Highlights and Learnings from WD2016 »

Plan International: New Report Reveals how Improving the Information we have about Girls will help Create Equality for All »

Women Deliver: Solutions Panorama, Ideas that Deliver for Girls and Women »

Devex: Women and Girls Can't Wait 100 Years for Global Goal Results »

The Lancet: Maternal deaths worldwide drop by half, yet shocking disparities remain »

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