Arab Today, arab today dubai cares plan canada host meeting on girls\ education
Last Updated : GMT 12:49:24
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Dubai Cares, Plan Canada host meeting on girls\' education

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Dubai Cares, Plan Canada host meeting on girls\' education

Dubai - Arabstoday

The two-day roundtable on the challenges faced in education for girls, hosted by Dubai Cares and Plan Canada, began on Monday. The meeting was part of a global movement that supports social justice for children in developing countries. “The greatest and most urgent moral challenge ahead of us this century remains gender inequality, specifically discrimination against girls” Titled ‘Bridging the Gap towards Girls’ Education’, the roundtable had more than 50 participants, including partners, policymakers, donors and representatives from civil society organisations, from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. The roundtable covers panel discussions and case studies from Pakistan, Egypt, Sudan and Yemen. Speakers included Andrea Burniske, Director from Save the Children; Marta Colburn from Care Yemen; Jorg Wojahn, First Secretary EU Delegation for GCC countries; and Rashid Javed from Plan Pakistan. Dubai Cares has been working with Plan Canada - that has development programmes in 68 countries - on an implementation basis. In an exclusive interview, Asma Malik, Country Programme Officer at Dubai Cares told Gulf News, “This is the first time we are partnering with Plan Canada on an advocacy platform. Dubai Cares has actively participated in its [Plan Canada’s] ‘Because I am a Girl’ initiative. Together we want to influence policy to help promote education for girls,” ‘Because I am a Girl’ is a global initiative that improves the lives of girls in developing countries with the belief that when a girl is educated, nourished and protected, she shares her knowledge and skills with her family and community, and can change the future of a nation. In a welcome remark during the roundtable, the CEO of Plan Canada Rosemary McCarney said, “The greatest and most urgent moral challenge ahead of us this century remains gender inequality, specifically discrimination against girls.” Malik explained that the objective of the session is primarily to promote dialogue. “The aim is to raise questions about various issues that impede access to education for girls in different environments and countries. The objective is also to address challenges and discuss approaches and methodologies that can be implemented,” she said. On the expected outcome, she said that it was two-fold. “One is to get the participants to engage and exchange knowledge of regional programmes, and second is to make the cause of girls’ education on top of donors’ agendas in the gulf and the region on the whole.” Policymakers, donors and civil society organisations discuss issues that impede access to education Tweets from the roundtable Government of Pakistan spends more on military rather than on education — Rashid Javed, Country Director, Plan Pakistan The issues that challenge both boys and girls are to a great degree universal. - McCarney, CEO Plan Canada Most dropouts happen between grades 1-4. Parents don’t realize the impact/value of education quickly & pull out their children. - Beau Crowder, Director of Programs, Dubai Cares Education & girls’ education specifically are the nucleus of development. - HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Dubai Cares Chairperson Average years of schooling in KSA is 7 as opposed to 12.4 in Norway. - Prof Fawziah Albakr, Sociology of Education, King Saud University

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today dubai cares plan canada host meeting on girls\ education Arab Today, arab today dubai cares plan canada host meeting on girls\ education

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today dubai cares plan canada host meeting on girls\ education Arab Today, arab today dubai cares plan canada host meeting on girls\ education

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Second US judge orders freeze

GMT 08:04 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Second US judge orders freeze
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat

GMT 09:23 2017 Friday ,20 October

Tillerson heads to Gulf, downbeat
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:52 2017 Monday ,16 October

Airbus CEO says won't cling to job

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday