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Girl-led insights: Tackling the barriers girls in Rwanda face in completing secondary education

UNICEF and Girl Effect have partnered in Rwanda to advance learning for adolescent girls and boys by tackling gender barriers to education. With the help of Girl Effect’s Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors (TEGAs), the partnership has been able to uncover nuanced insights about the barriers girls face in completing secondary education so that we can …

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To close the gender data divide we must listen to girls: Girl Effect at Web Summit 2019

Web Summit, the biggest annual tech conference, kicked off in Lisbon with a focus on disruptive innovation around the world. Jonathan McKay, our head of product, joined an expert panel discussion on the Future Societies Stage to discuss the gender data divide and the power of technology to drive change in the world. As millions of …

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Towards a digital future for girls in Bangladesh: TEGA research uncovers new insights into girls’ lives to inform NGO development programmes in Bangladesh

Last week, Girl Effect launched the findings from an 18-month TEGA (Technology Enabled Girl Ambassadors) project in Bangladesh at an event opened by the Australian High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Her Excellency Ms Julia Niblett and attended by representatives from over 38 organisations.  Through a grant from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) …

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Malala visits Girl Effect Ethiopia

Malala Yousafzai visits Girl Effect’s multi-platform youth brand, Yegna, to discuss girls’ education and the role Yegna has to play in delivering change with girls in Ethiopia. 22 year old advocate for girls’ education, UN Messenger of Peace, and Malala Fund co-founder, Malala Yousafzai visited Girl Effect in Addis Ababa on 10 July 2019. The …

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How technology can unlock change for girls: Girl Effect attends Women Deliver 2019

Girl Effect had a significant presence at Women Deliver 2019, joining with partners to discuss how mobile will help unlock important change for girls around the globe. Women Deliver, the world’s largest conference on gender equality took place in Vancouver from 3-6 June 2019 with a theme of Power. Progress. Change and the ambition to …

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“A girl can change Ethiopia” – Two stories about the impact of Girl Effect’s youth brand Yegna

Meet Alemtsehay and Medeset. Two incredible Ethiopian girls whose lives have been changed by Girl Effect’s youth brand Yegna. These two films demonstrate the powerful impact the brand is having on girls, their families and their communities.  ‘A girl can change Ethiopia’ This is the story of Alemtsehay, an incredibly resilient girl who despite immense …

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