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Girl Effect ‘army of young researchers’ featured in Fast Company

Girl Effect’s work piloting Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGA) in Saginaw, Michigan, is featured in Fast Company, a leading progressive business media brand.  Fast Company, a publication with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design has delivered an in-depth article about Girl Effect’s TEGA US project. The feature is based on the …

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Young women across the globe join #TheGirlEffect to mark Day of the Girl

As part of Day of the Girl 2020, women and girls across the world – from Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Mexico to India – participated in #TheGirlEffect – sharing inspiring stories about the choices they make that challenge society’s expectations of them.  Girl Effect launched the campaign to encourage girls to think about what society, family, bosses told …

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There are 17 Global Goals, but gender equality (SDG5) unlocks 10 others: Girl Effect at UN General Assembly 2020

Here’s a wrap up of how Girl Effect showed up at virtual side events held during the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week. Our CEO, Jessica Posner Odede, talked about the role of girls and technology to achieve the ambitions of the goals, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on girls and how we as a …

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Girl Effect sees global support and recognition for Yegna

Following the DFID announcement in January. Over the past month, noteworthy journalists and news outlets have come out in support of Yegna, recognising its credentials as an innovative and impactful programme driving change for girls living in poverty in Ethiopia. Authors including UK columnist Caitlin Moran have written powerful articles making the case for the …

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Gavi, the Government of Rwanda and Girl Effect launch a 13-month partnership to increase the uptake of life-saving vaccines in Rwanda

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Girl Effect, with the Government of Rwanda, are launching a new partnership to create widespread and sustained demand for immunisation and other health services among girls and women in Rwanda. In collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, Gavi and Girl Effect will conduct research to understand persistent gender barriers to accessing …

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Girl Effect’s fireside chat with Faye D’Souza to celebrate the launch of Chhaa Jaa in India

To mark International Day of the Girl and celebrate the launch of Chhaa Jaa in India, Girl Effect was delighted to meet TV personality and senior journalist Faye D’Souza at Sophia College in Mumbai for a discussion on how technology and media can unlock opportunities for adolescent girls.  Chhaa Jaa (Go Forth and Shine) is Girl Effect’s digital brand designed to …

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Introducing Chhaa Jaa – Girl Effect’s new brand for adolescent girls in India

Girl Effect has launched Chhaa Jaa (Go Forth and Shine), a brand aimed at empowering adolescent girls in India through digital media content. Chhaa Jaa’s focus is to inspire, inform and equip girls with the right skills and confidence to navigate adolescence and reach their potential. Reflecting the seismic shift in India’s digital media landscape, Chhaa …

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Changing lives through connectivity: read a Q&A with Girl Effect’s CEO on the power of technology to generate behavioural shifts

CEO of Girl Effect, Jessica Posner Odede, talked to Gigalife – Vodafone’s global newsroom and blog – about the power of technology to generate behavioural shifts and the reason why better listening leads to more meaningful change. In the Q&A Jessica shares some information about her personal story and how, at Girl Effect, we’re using …

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Director of Girl Effect’s mobile brand, Springster, discusses how the platform can empower vulnerable girls on Positive News

Lorya Roblin, Director for Springster, has been featured in ‘Getting Kind Online’ a piece for Positive News magazine, exploring how the internet and platforms like Springster can offer support, kindness and camaraderie to young people. Lorya talks about how anonymity is particularly pertinent to countries that have strongly conservative cultures, as well as how Springster can empower …

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Girl Effect CEO discusses tech and gender equality on Project Syndicate

Jessica Posner Odede, CEO of Girl Effect, has been featured on Project Syndicate discussing the need for more tech interventions in development. In the opinion piece, Jessica speaks about the rise of mobile access and how this can be a vehicle for girls accessing helpful content: A 14-year-old girl in rural Bangladesh, having never been …

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