|A World at School||is a digital mobilization initiative which uses its platform to coordinate campaigns, share information, and forge collaboration amongst the governments, businesses, and other organizations to bring education to the 57 million girls and boys who do not go to school.||www.aworldatschool.org|
|Global Campaign for Education (GCE)||believes that a free, quality, public education is a basic human right. Their principles are:
The GCE’s focus is different from some other organizations in that they work in collaboration with many other members of civil society including NGO’s, teachers’ unions, parents and community organizations to reach their goals and hold governments accountable.
|Global Education First Initiative||the UN Secretary General’s education initiative. Working together with the directors of UNICEF, UNESCO, several foundations, and global businesses, Ban Ki-Moon has put forward three priorities: 1) Every child in school 2) Improving the quality of learning 3) Fostering global citizenship. The website elaborates on these three priorities by identifying the many areas they encompass.
|Global Partnership for Education||continues the work of UNESCO’s “Education For All – Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI)”. Their five strategic objectives focus on fragile and conflict affected states, girls’ education, learning outcomes in basic literacy and numeracy, teacher effectiveness and increased funding for education.For reports, webinars, and more information on how member countries work together to reach the goals visit:||http://www.globalpartnership.org/|
|Plan International/Plan USA||has been in existence for 75 years, having first been formed to support children who survived the Spanish Civil War. It is the oldest and largest organization focusing on child development. Plan International and its country affiliates (like Plan USA) have developed many programs to further their belief that every girl has a right to an education. Plan International worked with 10 x 10 to create “Girl Rising” as part of the “Because I Am a Girl” initiative. Visit: http://www.planusa.org/becauseiamagirl/
MalalaYousafzai has influenced the work of Plan International. Join Malala in raising your hand for the petition to the UN to make girls’ education a priority. Sign the petition here:http://plan-international.org/what-you-can-do/raise-your-hand-now
For further inspiration, watch Malala’s entire speech given to the UN on July 12, 2013 – Malala Day – here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23291897
Additional important issues besides education that affect girls globally are explored here:
|Save the Children||Save the Children works across the globe on issues affecting children and their communities. This work includes disaster relief, HIV/AIDS, health and nutrition, child survival, and education. Two recent reports are “Food for Thought” which highlights the toll malnutrition takes on children reaching their potential and “Attacks on Education”. This report explains the impact that conflict has on children and their education particularly in areas such as Central African Republic, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Syria.||www.savethechildren.org|
|UNESCO||United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realization of everyone’s right to education, and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.||http://en.unesco.org|
|United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) –||formed in 2000 by the UN Secretary General to assist national governments in their responsibility to ensure the right to education for all citizens, girls and boys alike.UNGEI works to improve the quality and availability of girls’ education in support of the gender-related Education for All goals, the second Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to achieve universal primary education, and MDG 3 to promote gender equality and empower women.||www.ungei.org|