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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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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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Mobile technology can help truly understand what it is like to be a girl in Bangladesh

TEGA, Girl Effect’s innovative mobile research methodology, has launched in Bangladesh with the generous support of the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Through a partnership with local social enterprise iSocial, a sister concern of IT enterprise DNet, TEGA Bangladesh has successfully set up four networks across Dhaka, Jashore, Boqura, and Rangpur with 12 …

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Meet Big Sis: the chatbot with the potential to reach millions of girls with advice on sexual health

Girl Effect’s Springster team has showcased a pioneering chatbot that answers girls’ questions about sexual health, to experts at the Global Digital Health Forum in Washington DC. The forum is the leading networking event for global public and digital health experts from more than 100 countries.  Here Lorya Roblin, Acting Director of Springster, explains the …

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Girl Effect and Vodafone Foundation launch partnership to empower girls through mobile

Girl Effect and Vodafone Foundation have joined forces to empower 7 million girls across eight countries through mobile, in a partnership that aims to generate $25m over 5 years, with a $5m contribution from the Vodafone Foundation. The partnership officially launched at New York’s Social Good Summit with landmark research and a keynote speech from 16-year-old …

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