Long Story | I Have a Refugee Student

Long Story | I Have a Refugee Student

Umay Aktaş Salman
ERG Researcher

When discussing education policies, systems and problems, teachers, students, and parents remain as the hidden subjects in most cases although they are the key components of the system. The facts and statistics alone are not enough to argue education. There lies a reality beyond data, that takes place inside the classrooms, the houses, and on the streets. Data are made of the figures which contain human stories. Our blog post series “Long Story,” discourse the education with the human stories besides the expert opinions and current statistics.

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International Day of The Girl Child

International Day of The Girl Child

Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir, UN Women, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Representative to Turkey

As UN Women, we seek to empower both young women and young men to become influential partners in gender equality and women’s empowerment. In order to do this, we have 6 focus areas. Read More

Feminists Must Continue to Engage with Education by Unpacking The ‘Girl Child’ and Her ‘Empowerment’

Feminists Must Continue to Engage with Education by Unpacking The ‘Girl Child’ and Her ‘Empowerment’

 Akanksha Misra, University of Washington

At the dawn of the post Millennium Development Goal (MDG)s, the direct link between achieving universal (primary) education and women’s empowerment as was predicted with the MDGs at the beginning of the 21st century, has been notably shattered and widely criticized within development circles. Read More