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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. ...

Girls' Education, Empowerment, and Transitions to Adulthood

The International Council for Research on Women (ICRW) just released a new report examining “Girls’ Education, Empowerment, and Transitions to Adulthood.” Drawing on contributions to the consultation from organizations like BRAC, CAMFED, UNICEF, Nike Foundation, as well as AUDACIA, ICRW undertakes a more in-depth analysis of the linkages between education and positive development outcomes. ICRW concludes that “education offers many of the ingredients for a successful transition to adulthood, namely ‘the acquisition of relevant capacities, including cognitive competencies, marketable skills, social capital, and complementary values and motivations, that enable individuals to function effectively in a range of adult roles, including worker, household provider, parent, spouse, family caretaker, citizen, and community participant.’”