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Jan 15

Moments of Voice for Malala
Malala Yousufzai, a fifteen year old Pakistani blogger, has been using her voice ...

Nov 27

Information and Communication Technology
A new article in The Guardian explores how information and communication technology can be used to empower girls worldwide. ...

Oct 2

Half the Sky
AUDACIA participants will be interested to see this new piece of work from Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn ...

Aug 17

10.11.12 International Day of the Girl
Thanks to the tireless efforts of AUDACIA participant Plan International, and its partners, the United Nations has declared October 11, 2012 to be the first-ever International Day of the Girl. ...

August 3

DFID Girls’ Education Challenge
DFID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, is sponsoring a Girls’ Education Challenge. ...

Why

“Being a girl still remains a powerful cause for exclusion despite universally enshrined human rights, constitutional guarantees and political declarations. Although progress towards gender parity has been particularly rapid over the past decade, girls are more likely to be out of primary school than boys – a blatant denial of their right to education. At the secondary level, when girls reach the vulnerable age of adolescence, their participation declines in certain parts of the world due to unsafe learning environments and social dema