The ECOWAS Conference on Homegrown School Feeding, titled "Investing in Homegrown School Feeding to Strengthen Human Capital, Women's Economic Empowerment, and Contribute to Economic Development," served as a pivotal gathering of over 70 technical experts and government officials.
Though there is comprehensive literature on the effectiveness of school feeding in increasing school enrollment and school attendance, little is known about its potential effect on child labor.
The global community has committed to achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, but how to do it remains a challenge in many low-income countries. Capacity development is listed as a means of implementation for Agenda 2030.
The COVID-19 Education Response Plan is the government of Liberia national emergency response and recovery plan based on analysis, consultation and inclusive participation of stakeholders within the sector including development partners, civil society, implementing INGOs and NGOs as well as priva
Child marriage in West and Central Africa is one of the biggest challenges in the region and has enormous adverse effects on education, health, including sexual and reproductive health, and on the overall development of adolescents and youth.
This position paper presents several strong arguments about why it is imperative to address child marriage and adolescent pregnancy, if we want to succeed in harnessing the demographic dividend in West and Central Africa.
Girls are subject to child marriage, female genital mutilation and limited education and as such, are denied equality of opportunities.
How do Kenya, Nigeria and the UK deal with girls who get pregnant at school in terms of: (1) what the policy is around when they should leave school to have their baby, and whether this is actually implemented; (2) whether formal education is provided while they are away having their babies, how
This paper examines how policies and strategies to address school-related gender-based violence have evolved since 2000, when gender-based violence within education was largely invisible.
Gender Based Violence (GBV) in and around schools is now widely recognized as a serious global phenomenon that is a fundamental violation of human rights and a major barrier to the realization of all children’s rights to education.