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New Database and Study Shine a Light on Disability and Education

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UNESCO UIS
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A new database launched today by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) captures the severe educational challenges faced by people with disabilities. The database confirms that people with disabilities are less likely to ever go to school, more likely to be out of school and have fewer years of education than people without disabilities.

With SDG 4 out of reach, World Bank launches more 'feasible' education target

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Devex
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As the global education targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals slip further out of reach, the World Bank is calling on countries to focus their efforts around a new, simpler target — to at least halve “learning poverty,” defined as the number of 10-year-old children unable to read a simple story, by 2030.

Mapping Girls' Right to Education

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GEM Report UNESCO
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UNESCO’s Her Education Rights Atlas (HER Atlas) is designed to measure the degree of protection of girls’ and women’s education rights in national legal frameworks. Her Atlas was launched at the G7 France/UNESCO international conference on girls’ education in July and is part of UNESCO’s ‘Her education, our future’ Initiative.

New approach to refugee support is a ‘game changer’ – says UNHCR’s Gillian Triggs

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UNHCR
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In her first address as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection before UNHCR’s 70th Executive Committee meeting, Gillian Triggs called the Global Compact on Refugees a “game changer” for international responsibility-sharing for refugees, stating that it marks an end to “business as usual” in refugee responses. “It provides a blueprint, ensuring that host communities get the timely support they

Trauma Training Helps Turkish Teachers to Understand the Needs of Syrian Refugee Children

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Theirworld
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When conflict and displacement turn children's worlds upside down, they can become aggressive, isolated and unfocused. These behaviours are particularly problematic when they happen at school - especially if teachers don't know how to spot and deal with the effects of trauma. In Turkey a project called Trauma Informed Schools - supported by Theirworld and run by the Istanbul-based organisation Ma

Two Million Children Unable to Return to School in West and Central Africa

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Save the Children
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More than 2 million children are unable to return to school due to ongoing security risks across the West and Central African region. There are an estimated 9,288 schools closed and 44,000 teachers who will not be able to reach their classrooms, while schools are starting again.

UNHCR urges more support to boost refugee access to tertiary education

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UNHCR
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Only three per cent of refugees have access to higher education, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. In its “Refugee Student Voices: Refugee Students In Higher Education” report released this week, UNHCR is calling for critical support to scale up existing programs and to help secure futures.