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  • Millennium City and Millennium Village Students ‘Stand Up for Girls’ on International Day of the Girl

    Millennium City and Millennium Village Students ‘Stand Up for Girls’ on International Day of the Girl

    In sub-Saharan Africa, only 63 percent of girls complete their schooling, according to the World Bank. Yet our own research in the Millennium Cities indicates that girls who continue their education will have far greater opportunities, and they will be in a better position to care for themselves and their families. To celebrate the United…

  • “Standing Up for Girls” – and their Right to the Education they Deserve

    “Standing Up for Girls” – and their Right to the Education they Deserve

    For many in the developing world, education isn’t taken for granted. Around 35 million girls are out of school, the World Bank says, almost half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In support of girls’ education, MCI joined the literacy organization LitWorld and other partners, including Connect To Learn, Asia Initiatives and the Children of Kibera…

  • Where Poverty is Extreme, but Where Girls’ Clubs Have Taught Participants the World Has Possibility

    Where Poverty is Extreme, but Where Girls’ Clubs Have Taught Participants the World Has Possibility

    The following is a guest blog, authored by Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners, and an MCI partner. This account is based on Pam’s travels to the Millennium City of Kisumu, Kenya, to spend time with four Girls’ Clubs, which foster…

  • Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies

    Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies

    Educating girls and women is an important step in overcoming poverty. Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3 reflect the commitment that female education has a strong relationship with many other development indicators, and that education is an indispensable tool for women empowerment and the reduction of poverty. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • Millennium City and Millennium Village Students ‘Stand Up for Girls’ on International Day of the Girl

    Millennium City and Millennium Village Students ‘Stand Up for Girls’ on International Day of the Girl

    In sub-Saharan Africa, only 63 percent of girls complete their schooling, according to the World Bank. Yet our own research in the Millennium Cities indicates that girls who continue their education will have far greater opportunities, and they will be in a better position to care for themselves and their families. To celebrate the United…

  • “Standing Up for Girls” – and their Right to the Education they Deserve

    “Standing Up for Girls” – and their Right to the Education they Deserve

    For many in the developing world, education isn’t taken for granted. Around 35 million girls are out of school, the World Bank says, almost half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. In support of girls’ education, MCI joined the literacy organization LitWorld and other partners, including Connect To Learn, Asia Initiatives and the Children of Kibera…

  • Where Poverty is Extreme, but Where Girls’ Clubs Have Taught Participants the World Has Possibility

    Where Poverty is Extreme, but Where Girls’ Clubs Have Taught Participants the World Has Possibility

    The following is a guest blog, authored by Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children’s rights as readers, writers and learners, and an MCI partner. This account is based on Pam’s travels to the Millennium City of Kisumu, Kenya, to spend time with four Girls’ Clubs, which foster…

  • Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies

    Educated Girls Lead to Empowered Societies

    Educating girls and women is an important step in overcoming poverty. Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3 reflect the commitment that female education has a strong relationship with many other development indicators, and that education is an indispensable tool for women empowerment and the reduction of poverty. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality…