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The World Education Forum & What's Next in Promoting Education and Learning

Posted by Noel Schroeder

Next week, officials from every country, heads of United Nations and other multilateral and bilateral agencies, and representatives from civil society will meet in Incheon, South Korea at the World Education Forum to set priorities in education for the next 15 years.

Senate’s Global Food Security Act Includes Strong Gender Lens

Posted by Melissa Kaplan

Last week, the U.S. Senate took a major step toward empowering local women farmers around the globe when it introduced the Global Food Security Act (commonly known just as GFSA).

US Efforts to Keep Women and Girls Safe from the Start in Post-Earthquake Nepal

Posted by Christine Hart

On April 25th, Nepal experienced its most devastating disaster since 1934. Following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the current death toll exceeds 6,000, with projections of up to 10,000 killed and twice as many injured. Millions of citizens are injured and displaced, including an estimated 2 million women and girls (UNFPA).

Recommendations for USAID Administrator-Nominee Gayle Smith

Several months after the departure of former Administrator Raj Shah, President Obama has nominated Gayle Smith to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  The position of Administrator is key to ensuring that U.S.

Rwanda, 21 years later

Emily Bove is Director of Global Partnerships at Women Thrive Worldwide, and Eugenie Mukanoheli is Coordinator at FAWE (Forum for African Women Educationalists) Rwanda, a member of Women Thrive's Global Partners Network.