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Safe and equitable education, particularly for girls, is instrumental in reducing poverty, inequality and violence. #SafeToLearn calls on governments, civil society organizations, communities, teachers and children themselves to make schools safer for all children.
Every day, Habtam Asfaw walks to the Meskerem School in Bahar Dar, Ethiopia. She used to be afraid as boys and men harassed her along the way. Thanks to a training she attended at school, she now feels better prepared to respond to harassment. This is just one initiative that her school, with support from GPE along with other development partners, has launched to help girls stay in school.
Without a shift from ‘business as usual’, the world will miss its goal of a quality education for all by 2030, according to the first-ever projections on progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). And for sub-Saharan Africa, the challenges are acute.
Five issues hamper the pace of improved education outcomes across the globe. Learn how KIX aims to respond to these challenges and strengthen education systems in 68 partner countries.
By the end of 2018, over 70 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, as well as human rights violations. Access to quality education is key to mitigate the effects of conflict.
38 organizations issue a collective call to fund education data that will allow the world to reach Sustainable Development Goal 4.
What about the rights of children who are deprived of education or are displaced by terrorism and violent extremism?
A good education should go beyond the traditional academic focus; it must also support young people to develop the knowledge, skills, and ethical values they need to make conscious and healthy choices about relationships, sex and reproduction.
We know that investing in girl’s education is both the morally right and smart thing to do. G7 countries must do more to ensure quality education for women and girls in developing countries.