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Gender Wire is an e-Newsletter that aims to promote gender equality in education by keeping our readers in touch with current gender trends and issues, particularly in Asia and the Pacific.
Highlight: Innovation and Girls' Education Photo © UNICEF/UGDA2011-00104/YANNICK TYLLE
A South Asian Symposium on Gender, ICT and Education was organized by UNESCO New Delhi and Intel Education to identify specific priority areas in promoting gender equality in education and discuss how ICT can improve girls’ lives.                           read more>>
International Day of the Girl Child in 2013 aims to increase awareness of inequality that many girls face and improve their life opportunities by addressing the importance of new technology. The theme of this year is "Innovating for Girls' Education."      read more>>
Innovation is vital for addressing barriers to girls' education in the 21st century. If you would like to find out more about innovative approaches for improving girls' life opportunities, stay tuned for updates.
New UN Women's Chief Declares Girls' Education a Priority to Combat Poverty, Boost Development
The New UN Women's Chief, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, speaks about the importance of girls' education to fight poverty and promote sustainable development.                                                      read more>>
How Online Mapping is Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia
The Ushahidi mapping tool, an online mapping tool launched by the Open Institute, is used to protect girls from gender-based violence by allowing them to report instances of violence via technology.                                                                                 read more>>
ADB: Gender Equality Means Food Security for Asia-Pacific
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) claims that about 60 percent of undernourished people in the world are women and describes what gender equality means for Asia-Pacific food security.                                                                                      read more>>
UN Women is Raising Funds for Webinars to Train Women to Become Economically Competent
UN Women is using webinars to train women in Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, Kenya, Panama and Senegal, to help them create sustainable livelihoods.                                                                                 read more>>
Interview of Dr. Emma Fulu with Veronica Pedrosa of Al Jazeera
Buffett: Invest in Girls' Education
Dr. Emma Fulu, a research specialist for Partners for Prevention, shares stunning statistics from her recent, co-written publication, "Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?"
Warren Buffett says that education about reproductive freedom helps more women rise to their potential.                                       view more>>
It's a men's world
Al Jazeera's East 101 explores why some men in Cambodia commit sexual crimes against women and suggests new approaches to prevent it.                                                                                     view more>>
EventsNational Workshop on Legislative Review Towards a Comprehensive Anti Gender-Based Violence Legislation in Laos
01 October 2013 - 02 October 2013, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Expert Group Meeting to Share Regional Experiences on Anti Gender-Based Violence Legislation
03 October 2013 - 04 October 2013, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Multilingual Education for All in Asia and the Pacific: Policies, Practices and Processes
06 November 2013 - 08 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
Asia-Pacific Leadership Training on Gender and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Beyond (REDD+)
25 November 2013 - 30 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand