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Bangladesh: Seeking Justice

Young women in Bangladesh are striving for equal opportunities by breaking into what's traditionally known as a man's world. But their quest comes at a high price. In this South East Asian nation, one woman's struggle...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

United Nations, January 2011 The Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia survived a regime that killed teachers and banned education. More than 30 years later some passionate educators are trying to ensure that Cambodia...

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Cambodia: Bringing Schools and Culture Back to Life

More than one-third of all Cambodian children between five and fourteen years of age are working instead of attending school. UNICEF is promoting a more inclusive and positive educational programme in rural areas. Adu...

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Egypt: The girl who Dreamed of School

In rural Egypt, if you're young and female, your prospects of going to school are dim. But one young girl now has a chance to dream. 21st century - Show 49-Egypt Script (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/...

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Ghana: An Education Revolution

United Nations, New York - Across the world, tens of millions of children are missing out on an education. But there is hope. Enrolment worldwide is increasing and now there's a new tool that's bringing education stra...

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Guyana: Loggers Learn About HIV/AIDS Protection

Thirty years after the first case of HIV/AIDS was reported, the battle against HIV/AIDS stigma continues to be a key challenge. In Guyana, the International Labour Organization, ILO, is partnering with the Government,...

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Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

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India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

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Lebanon: First Female Electrician

After 4 years of devastation in southern Lebanon, reconstruction is beginning. A new programme supported by ILO, the International Labour Organization, is training young people at risk for long term unemployment. One ...

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Malala Day: An Education For All Children

Malala Yousafzai was shot and almost killed by Taliban militants in Pakistan on her way home from school, yet her survival only made her a greater global advocate for universal education. The United Nations declared 1...

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Mongolia: Mobile Kindergarten

United Nations, New York, March 2012 - In Mongolia, many young children of nomadic families have never attended kindergarten. In an effort to improve access to early childhood education, an initiative supported by IF...

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Mongolia’s Children: Reaching Out for Education

Mongolia's breathtaking landscapes are home to many nomadic families. But with this lifestyle comes challenges. Educating children who never stay long in one place long is extremely difficult . But now one group has c...