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March 16, 2017

Activist Malala Yousafzai and actress Charlize Theron are among the celebrities supporting a new campaign demanding action to help girls around the world get an education. The two are part of the new #GirlsCount program launched by the ONE Campaign.

Through the program, people from...

March 15, 2017

“We need new forms of education that promote understanding between cultures, that strengthens the resilience of societies and provides the relevant skills to navigate the future,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in opening the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development last week. The event, held in Ottawa,...

March 14, 2017

A new article on the All Africa.com website describes the vital importance of women’s education. The article cites statistics from the African Union showing that out of 75 percent of girls starting school in Africa only 8 percent finish. Furthermore, statistics indicate that fewer than a quarter of high school-aged girls are...

March 9, 2017

As the process of globalization continues, many languages are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. “When languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity,” writes UN correspondent Akshan de Alwis in this...

March 6, 2017

“It is proven beyond doubt that when girls in the poorest countries go to school, their education improves the health, wealth and stability of not only their communities but their country as well,” according to this...

March 3, 2017

If you are attending the CIES conference next week, be sure to stop by the Global Reading Network’s booth (#41 and 42) to pick up our popular conference Passport. The Passport lists the times, titles and locations of workshops and sessions...

March 3, 2017

The purpose of the Global Reading Network’s (GRN) Steering Committee is to provide strategic direction to the network. The GRN is supported through Reading within Reach (REACH), a five-year initiative (2014-2018) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by University Research Co, LLC...

March 1, 2017

More than 100 people participated in person and online in the Global Reading Network’s day-long celebration of International Mother Language Day on February 22. The in-person event took place at University Research Co.,...

March 1, 2017

Last week, the Haiti Enabling Writers Workshop project launched with a blended training in Port au Prince. The Enabling Writers initiative is designed to train teams of local writers to produce hundreds of decodable and leveled books reflecting the cultures and languages of the young people who will read them. The initiative...

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