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Out of School: Globalization's Children Are Being Abandoned

Gordon Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

Today just 36 per cent of children in the poorest countries complete their lower secondary education. By 2030 it will have risen -- but only to 54 per cent. And 23 per cent, one child in every four, will not even have completed primary schooling.

It's Time For a 'New Deal' on Education for Syrian Refugee Children

Kevin Watkins | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Kevin Watkins

It is time to buttress the current patchwork of initiatives with a global fund for Syrian refugee education.

Aitzaz's Sacrifice Should Not Be in Vain

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Gordon Brown

By standing up to a terrorist, this extraordinary boy saved countless lives and should join the ranks of those whose actions define the word courage. This teenager thought his school important enough to defend and he had an instinctive sense that if the militants were allowed to destroy his school, they were taking away something valuable from his community.

At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights 'NGO GlobalPay'

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union (WU) at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO H...

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 1)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.

Stand With Malala for Education for All

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala Yousafzai -- the 15-year-old Pakistani girl militants tried to assassinate -- is the first signatory of a new worldwide petition launched today after terrorists, hell-bent on preventing girls being educated, murdered 14 students at an all girls' college in Pakistan.

At the Doha Forum, Considering the Arab World's Long-Term Needs

Philip Seib | Posted 07.24.2013 | World
Philip Seib

At this year's Doha Forum - an annual gathering of policy makers, academics, and other experts in Arab affairs - although conflict, particularly in Syria, was never far from anyone's mind, discussions centered on economic development and nation rebuilding.

The Continuing Battle for Girls Education

Alayna Ahmad-Benson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Alayna Ahmad-Benson

Women and girls around the world need and deserve a just education which will nurture their ambitions. Unfortunately, the disparity in education between girls and boys continues to grow in the third world.

Right On, Prime Minister

Amy Cooper | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Amy Cooper

Lets help make sure that every child, no matter his or her gender, is given the opportunity to unlock that potential.

Girl Rising: A Better Life Begins in School

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

If one thing was made clear by the scale of the recent anti-child slavery demonstration of 200,000 young people in the Burmese capital Rangoon, it is that regimes can repress for a time but they cannot maintain their repression indefinitely. The marches show that while children may disappear one by one into slavery, sold off by relatives or neighbours, becoming in effect invisible people - the victims' cries for help cannot be silenced forever, and eventually the truth will out.

Girl Rising: Adult Complacency Is Over

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

The protests about violence against women remind us that too many men in 2013 still treat women as their chattels, to be exploited and brutalized. But they also illustrate that those who violate rights are being challenged head-on by women.

Girl Rising: From Demure to Defiant

Gordon Brown | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

The rights of girls is moving to the top of the global issues agenda because young women are saying with rising resolve that they will no longer accept the rules and conventions imposed upon them by a male-dominated adult population.

India Must Ban Child Labor

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Pressure is mounting on the Indian Parliament to end child labor after 150,000 Indians signed an abolition petition demanding an immediate change in the child labor laws.

The Importance of #IamMalala on November 10th

Adam Braun | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Adam Braun

The voices of the people are what has always forced leaders to change course. This will be demonstrated when we call upon the president of Pakistan to create a cohesive plan to bring millions into school. The journey does not end there, but it is a meaningful step towards progress.

Will Malala's Heroism Turn The Tide For Women And Girls?

Christine Horansky | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Christine Horansky

Malala's bravery has put a human face to the struggles and aspirations of young women who live in difficult, dangerous parts of the world where they must face down overwhelming odds every day.

Stand With Malala on November 10th

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala may lie in hospital and she may have been silenced for now -- but millions who now carry her message can find in the run up to Malala Day on November 10th an opportunity to speak for her and ensure that action on girls' rights and children's education is no longer delayed.

Jolie Fights For Malala, Gets Her Kids Involved In Cause

Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact

Angelina Jolie has joined a global campaign to support the Pakistani teen activist who was shot in the head last week. Malala Yousufzai, the 14-ye...

It's Up to Us to Deliver for Malala

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala's plight has unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of public support. Now all of us must make that support count -- and deliver on the cause she has been fighting for -- her dream of education for every child.

Educating the World - No More Excuses

Gordon Brown | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Education across the world must be a priority for us all -- an economic and of course a moral necessity. The challenge is not insurmountable; we know how to build schools and how to train teachers. And so the time for excuses is over, and action must begin today.

Leveson Inquiry: Former PM Accuses Rupert Murdoch Of Lying

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2012 | Media

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused media tycoon Ruper...

Top UK Politicians Facing Leveson Inquiry

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 08.08.2012 | Media

LONDON (AP) — British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties ...

Why I Love Comedy Politics

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.01.2012 | Media
Laura Dunn

Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on Saturday Night Live during their race for the residency, and one wonders if Mitt Romney will embrace this precedent before Election Day.

Education Without Borders

Gordon Brown | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education
Gordon Brown

Every child has a right to an education. Yet millions of children are living in countries where that right is systematically violated as a result of armed conflict.

Kathleen Miles

PHOTOS: The Life Of Sarah Brown, 'Wife Of Prime Minister'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 04.13.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The first time she spoke in public, she was so nervous she passed out. "I put my head in my hands and tumbled onto the floor," said Sar...