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What will it take to educate all the world’s girls?
Alice Albright

Since 2000, the number of girls not attending school has plunged by 40% from more than 200 million worldwide. That’s pretty good progress. But with 130 million girls still not in school and millions more who go to school but don’t learn the basics, there’s still a lot more work to do.As the ONE report notes, the success of the girls’ education revolution over the next 15 years will depend on the extent to which developing countries and wealthier donor countries commit the resources needed to implement quality sector plans and proven approaches.The Education Commission has called on donor countries to mobilize a step change in their financing for global education. The Commission’s recommendations includes helping GPE increase its fund to $2 billion a year by 2020 and $4 billion a year by 2030.

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Mariam Mohammed and her six-month old son sit in front of their hut on the outskirts of Wajir town, June 8, 2017.
This Hotline Is Tackling Violence Against Girls in Drought-Hit Kenya
Sarah Hazlehurst

Abdi Buhad is part of a group of women and men – drawn from community members, police officers, journalists, health workers, and non-governmental organisations, among others – who last year set up a gender support desk and hotline in Wajir for victims of violence. Once a girl calls the toll-free number, the group alerts a local colleague or police officer, who investigates the accusation while providing the victim with moral and medical support.If the allegation is found to be substantiated and the victim is willing to come forward, the gender desk helps her bring the case to court.

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Hayfa Ben Fraj
Tunisia’s Fresh Female Face of Entrepreneurship
HP

Ever since gaining a Master’s in Applied Languages in Economics and Business in 2007, Hayfa Ben Fraj has wanted to start her own business. At the end of 2014 Ben Fraj resigned, leaving her stable position as a sales manager, and four months later launched Go Market, a company specializing in finding new markets, products, services, customers, and suppliers.Go Market wants to contribute to the development of the Kairouan region through market research, marketing strategies, and new markets it opens up to entrepreneurs in a wide range of sectors and diverse fields such as technology, crafts, and agriculture.The project is already gaining moment. Go Market won Tunisia’s Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability award in 2016 and recently gained a contract to support 17 entrepreneurs in the area of crafts, industry, and services.

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Suubi (Hope) Health Center was opened in 2014 in the village of Budondo, Luuka District in Eastern Uganda.
In Uganda, It Took a Village to Change Maternal Healthcare
Hannah Clyne

Suubi (Hope) Health Center was opened in 2014 in the village of Budondo, Luuka District in Eastern Uganda. It was the culmination of many years of work by a local family who believe that their community deserves the best maternal health care. Before any buildings were built, the Mukisa family had already trained a group of community health workers, now known as ‘The Suubi Women’ and worked for years with them spreading positive health messages in the local area by way of participatory theatre.

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Meet India’s Martial Arts-Trained Female Police Force
Cristina Maza

Lada Kumari, 28, was riding around the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, on her motorbike when she saw a fight break out near the city’s Central Park. “I stopped my bike and broke up the fight,” Kumari says. “The girl went home and the boys stopped fighting.”
Kumari is one of 52 Jaipur policewomen who make up the city’s first all-female squad, launched in early May. The women are trained in martial arts and patrol the city of 3 million inhabitants in pairs. Their aim is to stop the harassment of women.

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12 Girls Created a Solar-Powered Tent to Tackle Homelessness
Joe McCarthy

They didn’t know how to sew. They didn’t know how to code. They didn’t know how to solder. And they had never used a 3-D printer before. But 12 girls at San Fernando High School taught themselves all these skills — and more — to create a solar-powered tent for homeless people.

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Show World Leaders that Girls Count
ONE

130 million girls don’t have access to education. So we’re asking the world to count them, one by one. Your count will join others as we try to make the world’s longest video, urging our leaders to get girls into school. #GIRLSCOUNT

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