Millions of girls and young women across the world still face huge barriers to education. What are these barriers and what inspirational initiatives are working to help overcome them? How can their success be replicated to ensure that young people everywhere have the human right to education and we empower girls to the benefit of everyone?
Louise Tickle (Chair), Education and social affairs journalist
Ann Cotton OBE, Founder and President of Camfed International, widely recognised and respected as an example of best practice in girls’ education. Originating in Cambridge, UK, Camfed’s model has now been replicated in more than 3,428 communities in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development, Institute of Education, London. She has more than 25 years experience working on themes concerned with gender, race and class inequalities and their bearing on education. Her specialist interests are in the capability approach and human development and education in Africa, particularly South Africa. Her current concerns are with education, poverty and global social justice and she is working with a number of UN agencies on aspects of gender and the MDGs.
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