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Harnessing the power of data so no child is left behind

First published on World Bank blogs
Data plays a crucial role in the 2030 agenda set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It helps us to focus policies and make better decisions. It i...

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The Power of Us – Three inspirational young women inspired to use their power for change after Women Deliver 

Earlier this month, more than 50 colleagues from all over Save the Children came together in Vancouver, Canada, to advocate for gender equality and the rights of girls and women at Women Deliver...

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The Power of Us, and our Capacity to Empower Women in Childbirth

Earlier this month, I represented Save the Children at Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest gender equality conference, to help with overall logistics and to advocate for our main Health and...

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Save the Children shields education from attack at International Safe Schools conference

Last week, government delegations from almost 100 states, and over 50 organisations from the UN, civil society and academia gathered in Palma de Mallorca, Spain to discuss steps to ensure better...

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Healing and recovery through education in emergencies

Children at one of Save the Children’s temporary learning spaces in Qayyara Airstrip IDP Camp, Iraq © Dario Bosio/DARST/Save the Children ...

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Vaccines are free. Why not all health services?

This year, everyone in global health is talking about universal health coverage– whether they want to or not. UHC is the principle that governments should ensure everyone can access essential...

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Let us keep children safe in and around schools

This Universal Children’s Day (20th November), I am reminded of a group of young girls whom I met in a “char” (remote rural area) in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh several years ago. These girls faced so...

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UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report echoes our recommendations & data on refugee education

This year’s UNESCO Global Education Monitoring report Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls published today echoes numerous findings and recommendations we have been...

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What can we learn from campaigns run by the world’s children and young people?

Save the Children’s Patrick Watt reports back from some INGO soul searching on ‘Engaging a New Generation’...

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Refugee education... Hear it from the teachers!

Even with no classroom, no books, no blackboard, or no chalk – if there is a good teacher, children will learn. ...

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Every Voice Counts: UN Puts Spotlight on Children as Human Rights Defenders

Co-authored by Lena Ingelstam and Ulrika Cilliers, Save the Children, Tor Hodenfield, CIVICUS, and Beatrice Schulter, Child Rights Connect...

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Still left behind? New research underscores the need for urgent action

“The SDGs are achievable, we’re just not achieving them”...

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