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Act now to ensure girls’ education

Adolescence remains a particularly difficult time for millions of girls. Once they start menstruating, the door to childhood and innocence closes. How can they continue to go to school with blood loss, without access to a toilet and without a sanitary napkin? This seems inconceivable in the 21st century, yet it is the daily life of millions of young girls. It is a daily life that has consequences, as it leads to absenteeism and early school leaving.

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Socio-professional training: the key to female empowerment

To enable women to become autonomous and take decisions within their households, Action Education promotes their emancipation by offering them technical training and psycho-social support. More than 400 women will be trained in Burkina Faso within the framework of the Forself project, which is now being carried out with the support of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

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Young mothers: hope regained thanks to our training

On the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day (8 March), Action Education is giving a voice to three young mothers who have dropped out of school. In Madagascar, they talk about the socio-professional training they are following with Action Education.

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A new book to take action in the fight for girls and women

Stephenie Foster, member of the Education For Women Now Campaign Committee, has just released her book,Take Action: Fighting for Women and Girls. This is a toolkit, for any individual, looking to either engage in activism on a grand scale or on a more individual...

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Lao PDR: A scholarship for a better future

As we recently celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child, we celebrated Kanna Sunivong, an inspiring young student in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) who received a scholarship to continue her primary school education and who now has big dreams...

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Denise Epoté – A force of nature with a strong commitment

Journalist and Director of TV5MONDE Africa, the renowned French-speaking television channel, Denise Epoté is co-chair of the "Education For Women Now" Campaign Committee. Her commitment by our side is a source of strength and pride. A true figurehead of French and...

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Founded in 1981, Action Education is the leading French-based international NGO in ensuring access to quality education for the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in Africa, in Asia, and in Europe.

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