The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, has been blogging for the Huffington Post from the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he has been working to put global education at the top of the agenda.
In his series of blogs, entitled “Girl Rising: 2013 and the New Power of the World’s Young Women”, he argues that this year will see young women across the globe begin to assert their rights more vocally than ever before.
In the wake of the shooting of Malala Yousafzai and the exposure of the dangers still faced by young women in India, women are standing up and rejecting long-accepted rules and conventions, he says. The call for girls’ education is paramount in this movement. Read Gordon’s blogs now to find out about the grassroots movements across the world which are making female education this year’s ‘hot topic.’
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Tell them that Child + Teacher = Hope∞.
The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education