Girls' education in international development
The Girls' Education in International Development (GEID) working group provides a space for practitioners, academics and other partners to discuss latest research, programmes and policies on girls' education.
Emily Echessa, Save the Children UK
Purna Shreshta, VSO
Martin Canter, Plan International UK
Purpose of the group:
To share, develop and promote knowledge and learning on programming and policy for girls’ education rights in international development contexts.
Sharing theory, knowledge and experience of effective and ineffective strategies, practices and tools for the improvement of girls’ rights to, within and through education;
Promoting engagement with theory and best practice for girls’ quality education and gender equality in education more generally;
Explore opportunities to work together to conduct, synthesize and disseminate research; develop tools; and make policy recommendations on girls’ education rights;
Promoting inter-agency collaboration on research, capacity building, proposal development, programming, monitoring and evaluation, and policy work on girls’ education rights;
Facilitate dialogue with academic and other networks on aspects of girls’ education in international development
Working Group Publications
A Girl's Right to Learn Without Fear - Plan (2013)
Action and Interactions : Gender Equality in Teaching and Education Management, Cameroon- VSO (2012)
Banks in the DRC: the community that saves together stays together (Blog). The Guardian (2014)
Delivering learning for life - Plan (2013)
Education Counts: Towards the Millennium Development Goals. Education for All-UNESCO (2011)
Engendering Change through Gender Clubs in Ghana. VSO. (2015)
Girls’ Learning: Investigating the classroom practices that promote girls’ learning. Postles, C., Moore, K., Reilly, A., and Naylor, R. (2013)
The Hidden Crisis: Armed conflict and education. Education for All-UNESCO (2011)
Improving village education: Improving enrolment and retention of girls in primary schools in South Sudan. Africa Education Trust. (2011)
Interagency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE) Pocket Guide to Gender. INEE c/o UNHCR. (2010)
Stop Violence Against Girls in School Report: A cross country analysis from Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. Parkes, J and Heslop, J. (2011)
Teaching and Learning: Achieving Education for All. Education for All-UNESCO (2014)
Transforming Education for Girls in Nigeria. Wetheridge L. and Mamedu, A. (2013).
Transforming Education for Girls in Nigeria and Tanzania. Unterhalter, E. and Hesler, J. (2011)
Transforming Education for Girls in Tanzania. Wetheridge, L., Kapaya , O., Unterhalter, E., & Heslop, J (2012)
Relevant Websites/Resource Websites
IOE (via UCL IRIS)
Working Group blogs
Naomi Rouse, an independent consultant on Girls' Education, has written this blog post 'A tribute to Afghanistan’s courageous women fighters' about the work of educational charities working in Afghanistan.
Anita Reilly, Education Advisor at Plan UK, has written a blog emphasising how we must not only improve girls' access to education, we must also improve their experience of it. Have a read on our blog page, here.