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Girl Rising About the Film From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Host a Screening Want to show the film to your friends, colleagues, or school? Get started Want to screen the film, but have a few questions? Looking for downloadable resources for your screening? If you are planning to host a fundraiser associated with a Girl Rising event please register here. Buy the DVD Bring the stories of Girl Rising to your home by purchasing the film. The Home Edition DVD is now available for order! Buy the DVD Download Now *If you are located in a non-english speaking country please click here for the International Digital Download Please note that the individual purchase price does not grant public performance rights, including classroom screenings. We’re changing the game with ENGAGE. Learn More Watch Senna's Story

Make Poverty History In 2005, world leaders were given a huge global mandate to make poverty history. Unprecedented public pressure led them to make some big promises - to increase aid, and cancel many poor countries' debts. But they haven't shown enough urgency in taking the action necessary to eradicate poverty. But today, 5,000 children die every day from drinking dirty water. The world can't wait. Practical Action was proud to be a member of the campaign to MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY. The biggest ever anti-poverty movement came together under the banner of MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY in 2005. MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY aimed to end poverty by helping to bring about trade justice, more and better aid and the full and final cancellation of third world debt. It brought together a wide cross section of 50 charities, campaigns, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities are united by a common belief that 2005 offered a unprecedented opportunity for global change. Did you wear a white band? no comments

How many children are poor? National Poverty Rate for Children Data released in September 2011 by the Census Bureau indicate that 16.4 million children in the United States, 22.0 percent of all children, lived in poverty in 2010. More than six million of these children were under six years old. Of the 16.4 million poor children, nearly half, 7.4 million, lived in extreme poverty, which is defined as an annual income of less than half the official poverty line (i.e., $11,157 for a family of four) [1]. Poverty rates among children of color are much higher than among white children and have been so since the Census Bureau began making separate estimates by race (see figure). Official national figures on poverty in the United States derive from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS). U.S. State Poverty Rates for Children There are at least two sources of annual estimates of child poverty in each state, the Kids Count project and the U.S.

The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) – a new visualization tool to measure marginalization To coincide with the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Education First initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Team will launch a new interactive website tomorrow – the World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE). In an exclusive preview for this blog, the Report’s director Pauline Rose explains what WIDE shows and why it is important. I am delighted that the UN Secretary-General is putting Education First by launching his new initiative for education. Three years before the Education for All deadline, it is a much needed push to get more children into school and ensure they learn – especially for the poor and marginalized. In order to design policies to reach the marginalized, it is vital to know who they are and where they live. WIDE paints an overall picture showing that much remains to be done to make access to education more equitable. WIDE provides vivid visualizations that enable you to look beyond the averages. Like this: Like Loading...

Paul Collier: Home page Paul Collier Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies. Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government Professorial Fellow of St Antony’s College. Areas of activity: governance in low-income countries, especially the political economy of democracy, economic growth in Africa, economics of civil war, aid, globalisation and poverty. Biography Paul Collier is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. He is the author of The Bottom Billion, which in 2008 won the Lionel Gelber, Arthur Ross and Corine prizes and in May 2009 was the joint winner of the Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book prize. Paul is currently Advisor to the Strategy and Policy Department of the IMF, advisor to the Africa Region of the World Bank.

Anne Robinson Wadsworth: Girls Education: Pivot Points and Ripples They had me at hello and I suppose they would have you too if you were fortunate to go there, to meet them. The girls in Kitenga, Tanzania, like girls in rural villages throughout too many countries seem to have this collective trait of capacity and hope. Unfortunately, that capacity is bounded. My job, with your help, is to unbind that capacity, to help them become the individuals they are meant to be. When a young woman's needs of health and security are met, and she is equipped with the skills and insights to transcend circumstances, she gains the opportunity to realize her fullest potential. And as we are learning, her "fullest potential" is often the pivot point -- the point where generational poverty has an authentic chance of being diminished. The girls I have met seek change. For the first time in history, the global community is coming to fully realize the barriers and issues unique to women and girls around the world.

Child poverty Issue Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are far less likely to get good GCSE results. Attainment statistics published in January 2014 show that in 2013 37.9% of pupils who qualified for free school meals got 5 GCSEs, including English and mathematics at A* to C, compared with 64.6% of pupils who do not qualify. We believe it is unacceptable for children’s success to be determined by their social circumstances. We intend to raise levels of achievement for all disadvantaged pupils and to close the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. The government is also committed to ending child poverty by 2020 by helping disadvantaged children outside of school. Actions To raise the achievement of all disadvantaged pupils, we are: Background Pupil premium In April 2011, we introduced the pupil premium and the service premium. Pupil premium funding has increased year on year. We published an independent evaluation of the pupil premium in July 2013. Summer schools Impact - Hunger and World Poverty

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