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Global Handwashing Day Honored in Tanzania

    An action as simple as handwashing, when done correctly, has the potential to prevent disease at par with some of our best interventions. Global Handwashing Day (GHD) aims to do just that; a campaign to motivate and mobilize people … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Celebrates the Importance of Girls’ Education

Malala quoteThe International Day of the Girl Child is a day that puts girls and girls’ education in the spotlight. Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize challenges the world to keep that spotlight shining.

History shows that countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more female leaders perform better. Peace agreements that include women are more durable. Parliaments with more women enact more legislation on key social issues such as health, education, anti-discrimination and child support. The evidence is clear: equality for women means progress for all. Yet, girls have a hard road to reach these positions. Barring social and cultural hurdles, girls in some parts of the world have a formidable obstacle to overcome in completing their education once they reach pu Continue reading

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